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#EndSARS: We weren’t informed of change in curfew time, General tells panel

#EndSARS: We weren’t informed of change in curfew time, General tells panel



The Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, has said the change in timing of the curfew imposed by the Lagos State Government on October 20, 2020, was not communicated to the Nigerian Army.

Taiwo stated this on Saturday in his testimony before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020.

The general also said inviting the military was the best decision the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, could have made as the #EndSARS protest plunged the state into anarchy.

He said, “Due to the urgency of the situation, it is no wonder the governor declared a 24-hour curfew which was supposed to start by 4pm.

“Analysing that further, it shows that the situation was so dire and the governor wanted everyone off the streets.

  “After some observations, this timing was shifted to 2100hrs, that is 9pm. “However, these timings were not communicated to the Nigerian Army.

“Be that as it may, the Nigerian Army deployed immediately to forestall further break down of law and order.”

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