Wednesday, September 28, 2022

#LekkiMassacre: CNN Releases Footage Showing The Nigerian Army Shooting Directly At #EndSARS Protesters

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The CNN earlier today released footages from an Independent investigation that shows the Nigerian military shooting directly at the peaceful #EndSARS protesters. CNN footages

The footages further showed that they used life ammunitions as against the Nigerian Army’s claims of not using live ammunitions and their claims of shooting in the air to disperse protesters.

The Commander of the 81 Battalion Brigadier General Ahmed Taiwo, who was the commander in-charge of the operations, had made claims that the Military was invited to intervene in the situation and help disperse the #EndSARS protest by the Lagos State government. During his testimony at the Lagos State Judicial panel enquiry session, he further claimed that his trainee soldiers didn’t shoot directly at the protesters neither did was anyone killed at the Lekki Tollgate on the 20th of October 2020.

But all of this claims have been thrown in the air as the CNN in its investigations acquiring images from the incidence through geolocator and satellite images have proven that such claims by the Military are all false and lies.

CNN in its investigation spoke with a man, Elisha Sunday, whose brother, Victor, was killed during the October 20th shooting incident.

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The media house also spoke with some of the protesters who were at the scene when the shooting occurred. They claim the soldiers indeed fired shots at them.

The media house also tracked the bullets shells seen at the Toll Gate and the companies that supplied the Nigerian Army Weapons since 2005.

Recall the sitting Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had claimed no person died at the Lekki Tollgate shootings and further denying inviting the military to interfere.

See more images from CNN’s investigation and the video below;


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