The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army has debunked the multiple reports of soldiers shooting at #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday, 20th of October, 2020.
The Acting Director Army Public Relations of the 81 Division, Major Osoba Olaniyi, made this known in a statement on Tuesday night.
He, however, confirmed the involvement of soldiers in restoring order in Lagos following the declaration of curfew by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, revealing that the army was invited to enforce the curfew by the state government.
He insisted that they acted within the confines of the Rules of Engagement for Internal Security operations.
He also maintained that soldiers did not shoot at the #EndSARS protesters in Lagos.