- The soldiers were deployed from 65 Battalion, Bonny Camp, Victoria Island, Lagos.
- They seized and carried away 8 corpses of protesters killed at the scene.
A new exclusive report by Nigerian news website Sahara Reporters has alleged that the soldiers that opened fire on unarmed protesters camping at Lekki Toll Plaza on Tuesday, October 20, were working on the instruction of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The Sahara Reporters report said that soldiers involved in the operation confirmed that “they were drafted in for the mission on the request of the governor”.
According to Sahara Reporters, the soldiers also seized and carried away eight corpses of protesters killed at the scene.
The report has dismissed Governor Sanwo-Olu earlier defense when he blamed ‘forces beyond our control’ for the attack. The soldiers were reported to have been deployed from 65 Battalion, Bonny Camp, Victoria Island, Lagos, and had worked on the governor’s instruction.
The SR report also said Brigadier-General Francis Omata did not command the team as was earlier speculated in the media. The squad is headed by Lt Col S. O. Bello, the report asserted.
Read the full Sahara Reporters report HERE.