Nigeria’s military hierarchy is in panic mode of a recent CNN report on the allegedly deadly shooting of protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza.
The shooting was said to have occurred after soldiers were deployed to the tollgate to enforce Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s 24-hour curfew on October 20.
Contrary to claims by multiple witnesses, the military denied that any protester was killed at the scene, adding that soldiers only fired blank ammunition into the air.
But CNN published a report on Wednesday claiming that Nigerian troops fired live rounds at protesters, some of whom were fatally wounded.
Sources told The Realm News the military is in panic mode over the international ramifications of the CNN report and may soon try to dismiss it as “fake news”.
In the wake of the allegations against the military, army chief Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai had told the soldiers involved in the alleged shooting not to be afraid of being dragged before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity.