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General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by Officialhorlah(m): 7:13pm On Nov 21
Soldiers went to Lekki toll gate with both live and blank bullets – General

The Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brigadier General Ahmed Taiwo, has explained that Phase Four of the military internal security operation, which was deployed in the Lekki toll gate on the night of October 20, involved the use of both live and blank ammunition.

Taiwo said a portion of the troops that operated at the toll gate on that night were indeed armed with live bullets.

He, however, maintained that only soldiers with blank bullets fired shots into the air.

The general stated this on Saturday at the resumed proceedings of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate on the night of October 20 by soldiers.

Taiwo, who had earlier made a presentation before the panel in defence of the Nigerian Army on November 14, returned on Saturday for cross-examination by two counsel for #EndSARS protesters, Messrs Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN) and Mr Adesina Ogunlana.

When Olumide-Fusika asked Taiwo if soldiers who went to the toll gate carried guns, Taiwo said, “When you are talking of guns, you are talking about high-calibre guns. They were carrying rifles; not guns.”

But Olumide-Fusika told him that a visit to the toll gate after the shooting incidents showed marks or indentations suggestive of gunshots.

Responding, Taiwo said, “Definitely, a portion of the Force will carry live bullets, in case they are attacked. But the soldiers that formed the firing team, who fired, used blank bullets. And that is why you watched the video and saw exactly what happened.”

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by gaius01(m): 7:15pm On Nov 21
Arrrrrrrh

Brigadier General Ahmed Taiwo , has explained that Phase Four of the military internal security operation, which was deployed in the Lekki toll gate on the night of October 20 , involved the use of both live and blank ammunition .Taiwo said a portion of the troops that operated at the toll gate on that night were indeed armed with live bullets .
He, however , maintained that only soldiers with blank bullets fired shots into the air.

I have a question if thier intention was actually not to kill why did they carry live ammunition?
If you are to say, they are to carry it, of which they suppose to. But considering the masses what possibility can you say they didn't shoot considering the big masses?

I just can't believe this news? The authentication is charade and false. In Nigeria saying the truth from big men is an abomination.

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by lindareep(f): 7:16pm On Nov 21
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Soldiers went to Lekki toll gate with both live and blank bullets – General

The Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brigadier General Ahmed Taiwo, has explained that Phase Four of the military internal security operation, which was deployed in the Lekki toll gate on the night of October 20, involved the use of both live and blank ammunition.

Taiwo said a portion of the troops that operated at the toll gate on that night were indeed armed with live bullets.

He, however, maintained that only soldiers with blank bullets fired shots into the air.

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by defcon4: 7:25pm On Nov 21
When you have no name to protect, you have no shame.

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by jlinkd78(m): 7:25pm On Nov 21
This tragicomedy is becoming very interesting and d Nigerian Army is really dancing naked in d open without any hope of salvaging herself. Just reflect for a few seconds if there were no live coverage or utilization of Social Media on d eve of this operation by now the FG and their killer Army would have maintained d narrative dat the men in uniform we saw with our Koro Koro eyes dressed with military camo shooting were actually hoodlums or even ghosts and that they were never there. Imagine same Army different variants of explanations, first we were not there, we were there but didn't shoot to we shot only in d air and then the bullets were blank bullets and just today the shameless Army have admitted they also went with live bullets. Now at this stage the Army now says gun means high caliber weapons of mass destruction and that what we v all along been calling guns are simply rifles. Chai Nigerian Army of d Zoo according to Nnamdi Kanu can sustain a seasonal movie of several episodes. I just wish CNN will remain on this matter and be unyielding like ASUU vs FG

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by Omihanifa: 7:28pm On Nov 21
The Nigeria army, Lagos State government and the federal government should just own up and ask for forgiveness so that the families of the victims ( dead and injured) can heal and move on


Adequate compensations too should be paid by both Lagos State govt & federal government

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by chozzy: 7:32pm On Nov 21

And they keep changing statements every minute.
Buhari and lies are like Siamese twins

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by Never4getU: 7:37pm On Nov 21
Just as CNN dig-deep to expose the obvious truth hence revelation in batches. Wait for another bomb truth from Nigeria military idiots. Bunch of unprofessional generals.

chozzy:

And they keep changing statements every minute.
Buhari and lies are like Siamese twins

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by zang(m): 7:43pm On Nov 21
Either blank or live bullet Nigerian Army has to apologise on national TV
20-10-20 We will never forget

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by phemmyutd(m): 7:48pm On Nov 21
gaius01:
Arrrrrrrh



I have a question if thier intention was actually not to kill why did they carry live ammunition?
If you are to say, they are to carry it, of which they suppose to. But considering the masses what possibility can you say they didn't shoot considering the big masses?

I just can't believe this news? The authentication is charade and false. In Nigeria saying the truth from big men is an abomination.

How would a military go out without live ammunition? What if they are attacked? Will they run back to their base for live bullet or what?

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by inoki247: 7:51pm On Nov 21
Are this people on a lying competition...

lying is the same thing with fake news..

the same people that want to regulate the Social media cos of fake news are the one Lying around...

Some people will still come and defend dem...

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by gaius01(m): 7:53pm On Nov 21
phemmyutd:


How would a military go out without live ammunition? What if they are attacked? Will they run back to their base for live bullet or what?

Then tell me why did they go there? They should have gone like patrols. Haven't you seen American police using shield guard to protect themselves or any infidel from entering an unauthorized place? What happen to this?

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by GreaterFuture(m): 7:55pm On Nov 21
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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by NaijaOlosho(f): 8:04pm On Nov 21
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Lies

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by NaijaFutbol: 8:04pm On Nov 21
Something happened in Lekki on 20-October-2020

It happened that both cameras and power supply got disconnected at the right time

It included live transmission of videos, pictures

Different independent media reports soldiers firing live ammunition

Even an unpublished report by an NTA journalist which got into public domain

Bullet shells have been picked

But all you get from the government are conflicting statements and counter allegations.

TerroCracy

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by iamyemiakins(m): 8:04pm On Nov 21
They're trying so hard to cover the truth with lies, but in this case the truth is like a smoke, no matter how they try to cover it, it will escape and be revealed.

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by JoeEeL(m): 8:05pm On Nov 21
Yenefer:
God bless Buhari
God bless Buratai
God bless Nigerian Army
God bless Nigeria

Here they come!! cheesy

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by Kingluqman(m): 8:05pm On Nov 21
Opari!!!
Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by EmperorFred: 8:05pm On Nov 21
You de imagine nonsense talk. Them suppose collect uniform from this guy body

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by BigSarah(f): 8:05pm On Nov 21
So the bullets got mixed up, and that’s how the military got a massacre on their hands?

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by Darkseid(m): 8:06pm On Nov 21
Before December we go hear like twenty different stories grin grin
You can't hide the truth forever.

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by ILoveDemMANNA: 8:06pm On Nov 21
Here comes one of the few OBJECTIVE POST ON THIS THREAD

Even if it was just one (1) youth that was killed
It is a very BIG issue for some of us with brains and souls,
If it was 7 youths as it was reported by the genuine protesters at Lekki, it is still so sad,
and if it was 78 or 100 youths as it was circulated all over social media,
We deserve to know the whole truth as a nation.
So we can know how to table our matter to the international community.
We want to know what is true and what are lies.
We dont want to accept any lies from the Army and at the same time, We don't need some people (celebrities et al) fueling fake news on this heated country now.
We are not fighting against Nigeria,
We are fighting for Nigeria.
#IStandWithTheTruth
Some Nigerians are waiting for what is the truth.
#IStandWithAPeacefulProtest.
#AGoodCountryIsAllNigerianYouthsWant
Again,
We are not fighting against Nigeria,
We are fighting for Nigeria.


Conscience is an open wound. Only the truth can heal it.


The Good people of Nigeria deserve to know the WHOLE TRUTH of this Lekki issue now.
Heads must roll!

Up till now, many Good Nigerian citizens with an open mind don't know what to believe.........still!


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Amen.
Thank you so much.
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You sir are wise. God bless you.
Amen.
God bless you too sir.

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by britiko: 8:06pm On Nov 21

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by ILoveDemMANNA: 8:06pm On Nov 21
Zino1011:
I am beginning to think otherwise.Why are people with the actual footage of what transpired need to start coming out
Good question
Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by DropsMic(m): 8:06pm On Nov 21
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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by milkyworld(m): 8:06pm On Nov 21
Soup wey sweet, dem no dey rush am.

Nah small small, we go take know the truth.

The internet never forgets.

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Re: General Taiwo: Soldiers Went To Lekki Toll Gate With Both Live And Blank Bullets by Igbankpa(m): 8:06pm On Nov 21
Soon they will say they shot live rounds but only targeted their legs

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