The Army had earlier denied being at the Lekki Shooting scene.
However, Major Osoba Olaniyi – Acting Deputy Director of the 81 Division Public Relations, the Division said in a now released official statement “the decision to call in the military was taken by the Lagos State Government (LASG) after a 24 hours curfew was imposed.”
The statement continued: “The intervention of the military followed all laid down procedures for Internal Security operations and all the soldiers involved acted within the confines of the Rules of Engagement (ROE) for Internal Security operations.
“Finally, Headquarters 81 Division Nigerian Army reiterates Nigerian Army in the discharge of its constitutional responsibilities did not shoot at any civilian as there are glaring and convincing evidence to attest to this fact.”
Read full statement below.