Nigerian Army Adamant No Live Ammo Used at #EndSARS Protests

The Nigerian army has said allegations that soldiers has fired into a crowd of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate, was "fake news". This follows several news reports showing the army's involvement, including a new CNN investigation, alleging that soldiers used live ammunition on protesters. The Nigerian army admitted that soldiers were given both live and blank bullets when they were deployed to protests at Lekki toll gate. The admission seems to confirm a key finding of a CNN investigation into the shooting. The army insists that its soldiers acted professionally and "followed the rules of engagement". In October 2020, thousands took to the streets under the slogan #EndSARS to protest against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, which they accuse of murder, torture, and extortion. 


An #EndSARS protest in Lagos on October 10, 2020.

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