Nigerian army admits to having live rounds at Lekki Toll Gate, despite previous denials


“The soldiers they were both given both live and blank bullets. In this particular case, we saw that these protests had been infiltrated by some hoodlums,” Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo said in his testimony to the Lagos Judicial panel of inquiry into the incident.

“You had peaceful protesters no doubt. But there were also hoodlums who sought to take advantage. That is why they were armed (with) blank bullets in addition to the live (bullets) they were carrying.”

This is the first time the Nigerian army has admitted having live rounds at the Lekki toll gate. The army statement also contradicts…



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