The Nigerian Army has disassociated itself from “a viral video on social media in which it was alleged that civilian protesters were massacred by soldiers at Lekki Toll Plaza”.
According to a statement issued by Acting Deputy Director Public Relations of 81 Division, Major Osona Olaniyi, “This allegation is untrue, unfounded and aimed at causing anarchy in the country.
“At no time did soldiers of the Nigerian Army open fire on any civilian.
From the onset of the ENDSARS protest, there was no time personnel of 81 Division Nigerian Army Lagos were involved,”‘ he said.
He continued that the decision to call in the military was taken by the Lagos State Government (LASG) after a 24 hours curfew was imposed.
“The situation was fast degenerating into anarchy. It was at this point that LASG requested for the military to intervene in order to restore normalcy.”