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Lekki Shooting: ‘Nigerian Army Is Professional’, Buratai Replies CNN

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai in response to CNN’s report on the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate, maintained that the Nigerian Army was professional in its conduct.

Recall that soldiers deployed to Lekki toll gate were accused of shooting and killing #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate.

But the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army had denied killing protesters at Lekki toll gate.

However, CNN had released an investigative report showing how soldiers had shot at protesters on the very day.

Reacting to the report, Buratai said the Nigerian Army will never operate outside the rules of engagement.

He spoke while receiving members of the House of Representatives committee on Army at the Army headquarters on Wednesday.

According to Buratai: “Let me assure you and all Nigerians that the Nigerian Army is a professional Army. We follow our rules of engagement. Nigerians should feel safe.

“We abide by rules of engagement and the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.”

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