A representative of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Ahmed Ibrahim Taiwo has stated that only President Muhammadu Buhari could have ordered the deployment of soldiers to maintain law and order in Lagos following the outbreak of violence that erupted during the #EndSARS protests in October.
He said this under cross-examination by counsel to the Lagos State Government, Abiodun Owonikoko (SAN), while testifying before the Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution on Saturday on the alleged atrocities of the disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS).
The army general admitted that the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu does not have the authority to give order to troops.
He said Governor Sanwo-Olu could only have made the request for them to be deployed, however, the final decision was for President Buhari to make.
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