We Wouldn't Do Anything Differently Over Lekki Shootings - Brigadier-General Ahmed Taiwo Says
The Nigerian Army has stated with the gain of hindsight, it would now not have taken a different motion if supplied again with a scenario just like the October 20 capturing incident on the Lekki Tollgate. The Nigerian Army made the statement on Saturday at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Other Matters.
Representing the Army changed into Brig.-Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, Commander of the eighty one Division, Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island. He made the announcement at the same time as being cross-examined by way of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
“Given the identical set of occasions, the military might have acted in the identical manner. After every operation, we generally do an After Action Review and provide you with training learnt. “I even have looked at the tollgate problem with the equal set of statistics. We wouldn’t have acted in another way,” he stated.
Responding to questions from Mr Bernard Oniga, the attorney representing the NBA, the witness explained why the navy did no longer take the opportunity course which prevented the tollgate in the event that they have been clearing up the Eti-Osa hall as claimed.“The discretion become on the fingers of the commander, they had been attacked through hoodlums and that they answered,” he stated.
I'm actually speechless. If you concept they lied because they had been ashamed of what they did, you were wrong.[NewsNaira]