Lekki shooting: Nigerian Army's legal team submits report to Buratai

Lekki shooting: Nigerian Army's legal team submits report to Buratai

- A legal team representing the Nigerian Army at the Lagos judicial panel has submitted its report to the force

- The Akinlolu Kehinde-led team submitted the report to COAS Tukur Buratai who was represented by Lieutenant-General Lamidi Adeosun

- Nigerian Army has been at the centre of conversation on "Lekki massacre" after being accused of shooting peaceful protesters

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Major General Turkur Buratai, the chief of army staff, on Monday, November 30, received the report on the alleged shooting of the EndSARS protesters at the toll gate from the legal team constituted to represent the force at the ongoing Lagos state judicial panel of inquiry.

The legal team led by Akinlolu Kehinde (SAN) met with chief of policy and plans, Lieutenant-General Lamidi Adeosun who represented the chief of army staff.

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The Nigerian Army has been controversially accused of shooting many protesters during the EndSARS protest at the Lekki toll gate, Lagos on Tuesday, October 20.

Lekki shooting: Nigerian Army's legal team submits report to Buratai
Nigerian Army's legal team submits report to COAS Tukur Buratai over Lekki shooting. Credit: @HQNigerianArmy
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CNN, a respected international media, had in its report on the Lekki shooting indicted the force, saying live ammunition was used on the peaceful protesters.

But Ibrahim Taiwo, the officer representing the Nigerian army at the judiciary panel in Lagos and commander of the army 81 division intelligence brigade, denied the allegation.

He stated that the army operatives maintained decorum towards the protesters.

FG Blasts CNN over irresponsible report

The federal government on Thursday, November 19, made a defence against the CNN report on the Lekki shooting, insisting that no "massacre" occurred as "irresponsibly" peddled on the social media.

Speaking during a press conference in Abuja, Lai Mohammed, minister of culture and information, made this known as he cleared the air amid fresh controversies generated by the CNN report on the EndSARS protest.

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The information minister threatened that the federal government will not hesitate to sanction the foreign media for what he termed "irresponsible journalism.”

No EndSARS protest will be permitted - Police

Meanwhile, Mohammed Adamu, the inspector general of police, has warned that no form of EndSARS protest will be condoned again in the country.

IGP Adamu issued this warning on Friday, November 27, in Abuja during a meeting with commissioners of police across the 36 states.

He said no protest under any guise will not be allowed, saying "we have prepared to face them.

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