#EndSARS: We’re sad Sanwo-Olu denied inviting Military, Basic tells panel
The Commander of 81 Army Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, says the Nigerian Military was sad that the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, denied inviting the army on October 20, 2020, when troopers shot on the Lekki tollgate the place #EndSARS protesters had been gathered.
Taiwo stated this on Saturday in his testimony earlier than the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the Lekki incident.
The overall, nevertheless, stated inviting the army was the very best determination the Lagos governor may have made because the #EndSARS protest plunged the state into anarchy however added that the Military was additionally sad that Sanwo-Olu stated two individuals died from the army engagement on the Lekki tollgate.
He stated, “I spoke with the governor and stated the Military was sad that he stated he didn’t ask for Military’s intervention however I’m certain that after you watched every thing (video footages), you noticed he had greater than sufficient grounds to ask for Military’s intervention; maybe it was the best way every thing went.”
The PUNCH had earlier reported that the Lagos governor denied inviting the army to disperse protesters on the Lekki tollgate on October 20, including that forces past his management had been answerable for the Lekki incident.
However the Military Headquarters subsequently stated in an announcement that the Lagos State authorities invited the troopers to the protest floor and that the troopers acted inside the guidelines of engagement.
The Lagos governor has been underneath fireplace because the incident on the Lekki toll gate which has been condemned by native and worldwide civil rights organisations.
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