We could not have gone out with catapults, says military on #EndSARS protest
Ahmed Taiwo, a brigadier common and commander of 81 navy intelligence brigade of the Nigerian Military, says troopers deployed to guard SPAR outlet in Circle mall, Lekki, Lagos, couldn’t have gone out with catapults.
Taiwo was responding to a query posed by Abiodun Owonikoko, counsel to the Lagos state authorities throughout cross examination.
Owonikoko had requested him if Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, may give orders to the military.
The counsel requested the query after Taiwo stated the military was sad that Sanwo-Olu denied inviting troopers to revive order in the course of the #EndSARS disaster.
“The proprietor of SPAR requested for intervention when his place was being looted on the twenty first. He known as me and begged. I’ve not met him or spoken to him, ” he stated.
“Somebody may need given him my cellphone quantity. He got here on the cellphone and launched himself to me. There was a state of affairs growing there and the one request he made was I ought to kindly be certain that they don’t burn the place.
“That very same day, I obtained requests from completely different folks. I deployed troops there. I went personally there from Shoprite to Lekki Circle mall. They(military) received’t have gone with catapults, would they?”
Taiwo added that even throughout section 4 of inside safety operations, the military is obligated at hand over alleged criminals to the police for prosecution.