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CNN Investigation: Buratai says report not true, says army acted professionally

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The Nigerian Army has reacted to CNN’s story on the alleged October 2o shooting by soldiers during the ENDSARS protest at Lekki tollgate in Lagos.

In its independent investigations, CNN said that  the Nigerian army indeed used live bullets on protesters during its intervention in the protests,

Reacting to the CNN report, Tukur Buratai said that the army followed the rules of engagement during the protest.

Buratai said this when he received members of the House of Representatives committee on Army at Army headquarters, Abuja,

Buratai claimed that Nigerian Army is a professional Army who will never operate outside the rules of engagement.

According to him, “Let me assure you and all Nigerians that the Nigerian Army is a professional Army. We follow our rules of engagement. Nigerians should feel safe. We abide by rules of engagement and the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.”