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Source: thetrentonline.com

Nigerian army insists blank bullets were used at Lekki tollgate shooting

The Nigerian Army has insisted that only blank bullets containing gunpowder were fired at the Lekki Tollgate area of Lagos State on October 20.

Ahmed Taiwo, the commander of the 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, made this known on Saturday, November 14, 2020, when he appeared before the Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by the state government to investigate cases of police brutality.

He also insisted that the military only fired into the air and not directly at the #EndSARS protesters.

While explaining that the blank bullets used cannot cause any damage to the flesh, Brigadier Taiwo said if real bullets were indeed fired, one bullet had the potency to kill three persons at one shot.

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