Story By Akinola Emmanuel
The Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo has disclosed Nigerian Army unhappiness that the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, denied calling on them for help on October 20, 2020, when soldiers shot at the Lekki tollgate where #EndSARS protesters were gathered.
He made this disclosure said last weekend in his testimony before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the Lekki incident.
Taiwo stated that inviting the military at the period was the best the Lagos governor could have done as the #EndSARS protesters almost plunged the state into anarchy adding that the it was also not pleased that Lagos governor said two persons died at the Lekki tollgate.
He said, “I spoke with the governor and said the Army was unhappy that he said he did not ask for Army’s intervention but I am sure that after you watched everything (video footages), you saw he had more than enough grounds to ask for Army’s intervention; perhaps it was the way everything went.”