Why we won’t reveal personnel deployed to Lekki tollgate – Army

The Nigerian Army has said that it will not disclose the identities of the soldiers sent to Lekki Toll Gate on October 20.

Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations and 81 Division’s spokesperson, Major Osoba Olaniyi, said the military will not disclose the number of its personnel deployed in the Lekki tollgate on the night of the incident.

He added that disclosure of such information is against operational security.

Asked the number of personnel involved, Olaniyi said, “It is against operational security. We don’t give that. It is against the policy of operational security. There is no problem here. The picture some people paint, as if we are fighting with the state government, is wrong.”

Olaniyi stressed that the army intervened in the Lekki tollgate incident based on a request from the Lagos State Government and that it would only appear before the panel based on same directive from the state government.

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