#EndSARS: The Command to release bullets at Lekki Toll Gate was given by Gen Bello – Army

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The roles played by Lt.-Col.S.O. Bello and Brigadier-General F.O. Omata, during the Lekki TollGate shooting in Lagos State has been revealed by the commander of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General, Ahmed Taiwo.

Taiwo, who is a military witness said that Bello who was the commander on ground gave the order for the soldiers to shoot in the air, according to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

This was revealed on Saturday by Taiwo, who is a military witness during cross-examination at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the End SARS protest and the controversial shooting where soldiers had reportedly shot and killed peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020, DailyPost reports.

He stated that Bello was the Commanding Officer of the 65 Battalion which was at the Lekki tollgate on the fateful day and Omata was also present at the scene with him.

“When I called Bello he said that while they were being deployed, they were attacked by hoodlums and they released some shots into the air.

“Bello had arrived the scene first before Omata, as the whole 81 Division Garrison had been given the mandate to secure the whole Eti-Osa corridor.

“Omata had left Obalende to meet up with Bello and patrol the whole area,” he said.

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