“We are yet to get any concrete evidence that indicts our troops or clearly shows their involvement in the alleged ugly incident. Please, if you have concrete photos, video or any other evidence, kindly avail us with it.”
These were the words of a senior military officer who does not want his name published in a conversation with PRNigeria today, October 23.
He said that a thorough investigation is already ongoing to find out whether any of its personnel went on any unauthorized operation around Lekki axis on Tuesday.
When contacted for an update on the alleged Massacre in Lekki, the Army Spokesperson, Colonel Sagir Musa declined comments but stressed also: “I have never seen deaths without corpses. Nigerians will soon know the truth.”
Social media reports had claimed that armed soldiers, on Tuesday, allegedly shot sporadically and killed some #EndSARS protesters in the process.
Many protesters, according to the reports, sustained bullet wounds as a result of the attack that suddenly came just after the billboard on the tollgate and the streetlights around the premises were switched off.
Although some media platforms have since changed the narrative from ‘Massacre’ to ‘Shooting’ on the alleged Army’s alleged involvement in the incident, it was however gathered that the Nigerian Army has since launched a discreet inquest to unravel whether any of its personnel were on unauthorised duties during the incident at Lekki Axis.