Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Tukur Buratai
Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, Victoria Island’s 81st Military Intelligence Brigade Commander, fingered the Chief of Staff of the Army, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, as the person who ordered, on a black Tuesday night, the deployment of soldiers undergoing training at military schools in Lagos to the Lekki Toll Gate.
This disclosure was made by Brig. Gen. Taiwo while testifying at the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry currently investigating the shooting by soldiers deployed to enforce the curfew put on the state by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of unarmed protesters.
In presenting his evidence in chief, Brig. Gen. Taiwo said:
“The 81 Division was short of troops and the Chief of Army Staff gave an extraordinary order that all Army schools should be shut down and everybody should be brought to the operation.”
Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Turn, who posted live videos on Instagram from the Lekki Toll Gate on the night of October 20, when soldiers shot unarmed #EndSARS demonstrators. The senior military officer also refuted rumours that the Army was looking for Obianuju.
Brig. Gen Taiwo said the allegations are not valid because the Army has more fish to fry than to waste its resources in search of DJ Switch,” who has allegedly moved to Canada.
“The claim by DJ Switch that the Nigerian Army is looking for her is false. Nothing could be farther from the truth. We have bigger fish to fry and that is how to stabilise Lagos.” Brig-Gen Taiwo said
Source The Gazette Nigeria