The Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo on Saturday told the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate that most of the business looted in Lagos by hoodlums were owned by Igbo.
General Taiwo said while giving oral evidence at the panel on efforts by the Nigerian Army to quell the protests and lootings that erupted in Lagos, that from his assessment of the incident across parts of the city, most businesses that were looted belonged to Igbo business men and women.
“By my assessment, most businesses looted during the protest were owned by Igbos.”
Gen Ahmed also stated the Army would have been able to recover most looted items especially at the Lekki axis had the Lagos State government not lifted the curfew imposed on the State.
Insisting that the lootings were a well coordinated plan, the Army Intelligence Commander noted that on two occasions when the State government lifted the curfew, Army authorities were not carried along.
”On two occasions when the curfew was lifted in Lagos, the Army authority was not informed. If the curfew had remained in place, we would have been able to recover the looted items from Shoprite Lekki, Sango-Tedo and its environs,” he said.
General Ahmed also disclosed that the Army evacuated over N2 billion from some banks that were damaged in the Lekki area.