The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army has debunked the multiple reports of soldiers shooting at #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday, 20th of October, 2020. The Acting Director Army Public Relations of the 81 Division, Major Osoba Olaniyi, made this known in a statement on Tuesday night.
He, however, confirmed the involvement of soldiers in restoring order in Lagos following the declaration of curfew by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, revealing that the army was invited to enforce the curfew by the state government.
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He insisted that they acted within the confines of the Rules of Engagement for Internal Security operations.
He also maintained that soldiers did not shoot at the #EndSARS protesters in Lagos.