Army arrests soldier who begged colleagues not to kill #EndSARS protesters

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Nigerian Army said it has arrested one of its personnel who was found culpable of cybercrime, after initially describing it as “fake soldier”.

The soldier who in a Twitter video, appealed to colleagues to disobey orders to kill #EndSARS protesters.

The video was posted on the micro-blogging site two days before the Tuesday killing of peaceful protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, by soldiers.

The hooded soldier was identified as Lance Corporal Harrisson Friday, in the video said the #EndSARS protests “is our fight”, while appealing to fellow soldiers not to be “fooled” by authorities who order them to fire at protesters.

Security operatives later opened fire at unarmed protesters in Lekki area of Lagos, killing scores of persons.

The corporal was reported to have circulated a video clip on social media to urge colleagues to disregard any directive to open fire on protesters because it would be too costly for the country.

Before Friday was arrested, a video showing speaking up against the use of deadly force to quell ongoing protests against police brutality went viral.

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