Brigadier General Ahmed Ibrahim Taiwo, of the 81 Division Nigeria Army of the Nigerian Army, who testified under oath before the Lagos Judicial Panel on what transpired at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020, has been promoted to the rank of Major General.
source told Globalgistng that promotion of Brigadier General Ahmed Ibrahim Taiwo to Major General will be made public alongside those of others early next week.
It should be recalled that since the incident of October 20, the Nigerian Army, through Taiwo, has given at least seven inconsistent accounts of what truly transpired at the Lekki Toll Gate that fateful night.
The most recent of his narrative came last Saturday when Taiwo told the panel that soldiers deployed to the scene led by Col. S.O. Bello, Commanding Officer of 65 Battalion, and Brig.-Gen. F.O. Omata actually went there with live ammunition – a claim totally in contrast with his earlier position on the issue
He, however, said the live ammunition was for backup purpose and not used by soldiers deployed to the scene.
Before then, the Nigerian Army headquarters had claimed that on the day of the incident, soldiers were never at Lekki Toll Gate to attack protesters as claimed in the media, branding the story as fake news – a position they had since backtracked from.