• General unhappy with Sanwo-Olu for denying involvement in Lekki toll-gate incident
  • Nigerian Army not searching for DJ Switch

The Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, has disclosed that the Nigerian Army was unhappy after the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, denied inviting the military on October 20, when the soldiers shot at the Lekki toll-gate where #EndSARS protesters were gathered.

The Brig. Gen. said this on Saturday, in his testimony before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the Lekki toll-gate incident.

Brig. Gen. Taiwo added that inviting the military was the best decision the Lagos State governor could have taken since the #EndSARS protest dipped the state into anarchy.

“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,” he said.

In earlier reports, Lagos State governor had denied inviting the military to the Lekki toll-gate on October 20, describing the incident as “forces beyond my control” were responsible for the incident.

But in subsequent reports, the Army Headquarters said in a statement that the Lagos State government invited the soldiers to get involve and the soldiers acted within the rules of engagement.

The Lagos governor has been under fire since the incident at the Lekki toll gate which has been condemned by local and international civil rights organisations.

Nigerian Army not searching for DJ Switch

Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo also denied the spreading rumors that the army are searching for popular Disc Jockey, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch.

He said this during his testimony before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll-gate on October 20.

The General said:

“Some people take delight in misrepresenting Nigeria and particularly the Nigerian Army to the international community and our fellow Nigerians. This, I believe is done for pecuniary gains.

Quite recently, a Nigerian, Catherine Udeh, also known as DJ Switch, claimed the Nigerian Army was looking for her. There is nothing further than the truth.

My Lord, we have bigger fish to fry; and that is how to stabilize Lagos. We can’t be bothered chasing one or two people. Where she got that from, I do not know.”

There are now reports and claims that DJ Switch has sought asylum outside the country after she claimed that her life was being threatened following the Lekki toll-gate incident.

RDM Entertainment record label music sensation, Uche Augustine Peter, known with his stage name Prince Uc has released a new track titled “Soro Soke”.

The fast rising Nigerian artist talks about the rate of Police brutality and the call for ending the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (#EndSARS).

Prince Uc dropped the track for download on October 22.

Follow Prince Uc on IG @prince_uc_

Some youths at Oworo area of Lagos State has sent out some messages to the entire police force.

The young group of people has placed several banner at some strategic point at Olojojo bus/stop at Oworo.

This was made known after Dr Olufunmilayo shared some images on his Twitter timeline.

See more photos below…

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari finally addressed the nation following the #EndSARS protest in various states all over the country.

Buhari accepted to address the nation after over 11 days of peaceful protest all over the country.

He failed to address the issue of Lekki toll-gate shootout where over 70 peoples lost their lives following the attack by the Nigerian Army.

Below are responses of celebrities following the speech…

The Nigerian Army has denied their involvement in the October 20th, 2020, Lekki toll-gate shootout.

The NA in several tweets declared posts that the armed forces are not present and not responsible for the Lekki toll-gate shootout.

Some minutes before the attack, all the lights at the Lekki toll-gate road were shut down, then the armed men moved in and started shooting.

At around 7pm, some armed men stormed the Lekki toll-gate and opened fired on unarmed civilians protesting for the eradication of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS).

Reno Omokri and several media organizations had posted that the NA attacked the protesters at the scene.