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Live Bullets Fired at Lekki #EndSARS Protesters, Says CNN Report

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Live Bullets Fired at Lekki #EndSARS Protesters, Says CNN Report


The military fired live bullets at #EndSARS protests at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos, contrary to its denial, a report by Cable News Network (CNN) said yesterday.

The CNN, in the report watched by THISDAY, detailed the events before and after the shooting and countered claims by the Nigerian Army that its troops did not shoot at the protesters.

The report also established that many protesters were still missing while bodies of slain protesters were yet to be accounted for.

The report titled: “They Pointed Their Guns at Us and Started Shooting,” showed analysis of videos obtained and geo-located by the news organisation depicting bodies, including that of one Victor Sunday Ibanga, drenched in a pool of his blood and wrapped in the Nigerian flag.

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), however, decline to speak on the issue, saying the matter is already before the judicial panel set up by the Lagos State Government, to probe the incident.

A senior officer, who spoke anonymously told THISDAY, said: “The military is already at the Lagos panel. We do not have two positions.”


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