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Video footage shows army sent 7 trucks to Lekki tollgate

Video footage shows army sent 7 trucks to Lekki tollgate
November 21
13:41 2020

A video footage of the Lekki shooting shows the army sent seven trucks to the tollgate on the night the incident happened.

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The video which is currently being reviewed by the Lagos judicial panel investigating alleged human rights violations by the disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS) was submitted to the panel by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) which manages the tollgate.

The recording only captures the incident up to 8pm. The shooting is said to have started about 6:45pm.

Soldiers reportedly opened fire on #EndSARS protesters who had converged on the facility on October 20. But the army insists its men only fired blank bullets into the air to disperse the crowd.

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But a CNN investigation indicted the army of firing live bullets directly into the crowd of protesters, reportedly killing some and wounding many.

Controversy trailed the shooting. The army initially denied it sent soldiers to the tollgate, but recanted after Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos governor, said soldiers were at the tollgate on the night of the shooting.

Admitting that its men were present at the tollgate, the army said they were called in on the request of the governor.

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