Nigerian army admits to having live rounds at Lekki Toll Gate, despite previous denials

“And power was given to live, indicators are, both the soldiers of the blank. In this regard, most of all, had been infiltrated from the another by these speeches strapped to what we have seen,” Pons. Ahmed said Gen. Taiwe in testimony to the panel of Lagos related investigation into the incident.

“And no doubt the protesters were peaceful. But there were also the driving force to occupy the strategic exposed. That is the reason weapon (with) blank indicators in addition to live (Data) they were carrying.”

This is the first time admitted the army in Nigeria have live rounds at the toll gate Lekke. This is contrary to predictions about the army said Taiwe each incident that the judicial; panel, and which have hitherto been in the air, and cast their weapons, firing the soldiers’ were blank.

In the aftermath of the shooting, and all denied shown that incident reports describing the “false news” to the soldiers who had returned now be used and blanks in the air, fire weapons, not live rounds.

CNN is included in that investigation bullet casings from the scene matched those used in the Nigeria army with arrows and live rounds, according to current and former Nigerian military officials.

Two ballistics experts CNN also confirmed that the figure indicated by bullet casings used live rounds, contrary to the army’s previous claim they fire blanks.

CNN’s report is based on testimony from dozens of witnesses and geolocated photos and videos obtained by CNN. I answer that, are without number in front of CNN’s Nigerian army of the story here and there to comment on the requests to be made public.

Verified video footage – timestamps and data using a video file – shows that seem to be shooting at the protesters in direction. The arguments brought forward by the army after he retired, one of the shooting came later in the evening by the police, according to witnesses who spoke to CNN.

This would not be, commend them to the police by CNN, shooting at a venture, but not actually to deny the protesters in the Tweet.

It painted a picture of how members of the Nigerian army shot into the crowd, killing one person and wounding dozens more with less.

CNN has read and watch & # 39; s full investigation

Saturday, Nigeria’s admission by the live rounds would not otherwise go into the series history that the variable toll to 20 October Lekke to the gate, where police brutality on protesters gathered to demonstrate.

On Thursday, the Culture and Information Minister Mohammed Lot military “blank fire weapons into the air.” Even CNN investigation dismissed as “false news” and “misinformation.”

A US State Department spokesperson said CNN week that they were “closely behind the Government, Nigeria’s response” is sure to Lekke Toll gate and said: “We ask that the investigation is not complete, impartial, and appropriately transparent and the perpetrators will be held accountable Reason. “

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