The army said this while reacting to a report by Tropics NigeriaReporters that soldiers shot peaceful demonstators.
“No soldiers were at the scene,” the Nigerian Army said via its official Twitter handle.
Over 10 people have been reportedly killed while many had been left with gunshot injuries after soldiers launched the deadly attack on Tuesday night to disperse the youth.
Video recorded by protesters showed army shooting at those demonstrating.
Here’s the clearest view I’ve seen thus far of some of the gunfire at Lekki Toll gate.
In this footage, men in camo uniform fire their weapons at: 6.435886, 3.447423, 15m from the East side of the toll gate.
— Bertram Hill (@bertram_hill1) October 20, 2020
A clearer video of the massacreðð
This is how they murdered our brothers and sisters!!!
We will not let this slide!!
We are angry!!!
— Favour Patrickð±ð± (@thefavourpatrik) October 20, 2020
The soldiers also blocked an ambulance from moving in to attend to gunshot victims.