More tales about soldiers’ role in EndSARS Lekki incident

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A former Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, has claimed that military personnel who shot protesters at Lekki toll gate used ‘blank ammunition’.

Usman in an interview with Arise TV News said the blank ammunition used to disperse protesters has little or no effect on its target.

The Army had earlier denied that its personnel were present at the scene of the shooting.

But on Wednesday, the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army (NA) revealed that the Lagos State government invited the military to intervene during the EndSARS protests.

Usman said: “If you look at the canisters, they were blank ammu, and blank ammu don’t even kill. At a close range, maybe 100 metres – maybe it will have some pigmentation on your skin.

“Remember the military are armed and by the nature of their training, they are trained to kill and I think the military in its wisdom instead of using live ammunition decided to use blank ammu, which is meant for training.”

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