Army unhappy Sanwo-Olu denied inviting us, general tells panel

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos Brig.-Gen. Ahmed Taiwo said on Saturday that the Nigerian Army was unhappy with Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who denied inviting the military on October 20 when men in military uniform shot at #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate.

The army general stated this while testifying before the panel of inquiry probing the Lekki incident.

He said: “I spoke with the governor and said the army was unhappy that he said he did not ask for army’s intervention but I am sure that after you watched everything (video footages) you saw he had more than enough grounds to ask for army’s intervention; perhaps it was the way everything went.”

Taiwo further said the change in time of the curfew imposed on Lagos on October 20 was not communicated to the army.

He also said the army evacuated about N2 billion from banks in the state after hoodlums began to attack and loot banks and businesses in the mayhem that followed the # EndSARS protests.

“We were able to help banks evacuate about N2 billion after two days,” Taiwo said.