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Lekki Shooting: Nigeria Army Officers Arrive Court To Testify

Officers of the Nigerian Army, 81 Division, have arrived at the Lagos Court of Arbitration, venue of the probe into the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers on the night of October 20 at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos.

It was earlier reported that in response to a summons by the retired Justice Doris Okuwobi-led Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the tollgate shooting, the Army had submitted the names of three Lieutenant Generals and a Lieutenant Colonel who will testify before the panel.

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The Army, which vehemently denied shooting at or killing any of the protesting youths, had also told the panel that it was ready to show videos capturing its activities at the tollgate on October 20 night.

The military officers are led by the Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo. At the moment, soldiers, lawyers, journalists and other persons are in the hearing hall awaiting the arrival of the panel.

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