IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Faults Army Statement On Lekki Toll Gate Shooting

Nnamdi Kanu

SAN FRANCISCO, October 29, (THEWILL) – Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu says the Nigerian Army lied that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu ordered the deployment of the military to the Lekki Toll Gate.

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu ordered soldiers to be called out when the State declared a curfew.

But in a series of tweets on Thursday, Kanu said “nobody should believe the Nigerian Army’s claim that it was Babajide Sanwo-Olu that ordered for soldiers to be brought to Lekki. It’s a brazen lie. Since when did Governors become Army Commanders?”, he queried

Kanu further cautioned junior officers against effecting illegal orders of their superiors.

”Dear junior officers & other ranks of the Nigerian Armed Forces: Under the Armed Forces Act, you’ve the right to disobey illegal orders of your superior officers. Being ordered by Nigerian Army to kill Nigerian youths is illegal. It’s a crime. Disobey it. Heavens won’t fall”, Kanu cautioned.