The Chief of Army Staff, (COAS) Lt. General Tukur Burutai, has said that nobody was killed during the End SARS protest at Lekki toll gate, contrary to several eye witness accounts and media reports.
Buratai maintained that there was no corpse recovered from the night of Tuesday October 20 at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos.
The Army chief who spoke at the decoration of 39 newly promoted Major Generals on Friday in Abuja, stressed that those claiming protesters were killed were seeing double.
He said: “I am glad that we held the Spiritual Warfare Seminar on Wednesday and most of the decorated Generals today are graduates of the Spiritual Warfare Seminar.
“I must say that the Spiritual Warfare Seminar we had last time, helped us during the last #EndSARS protest to the extent that there was no single corpse, but some persons were seeing double at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State.”
Military officers were reported to have opened fire on peaceful protesters at the toll gate, leading to multiple injuries and over a dozen deaths.
Nigerian DJ, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, also known as DJ Switch, had alleged that soldiers shot and killed some of the people protesting at Lekki toll gate.
The Army, after initially denying the presence of soldiers at the toll gate, later admitted that military men were at the venue of the protest but did not kill anybody.