The Nigerian army has refuted claims that it is in search of Nigerian artiste DJ Switch over her report on the shooting of #EndSars protesters at Lekki tollgate on October 20, this year.
The Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, during his testimony before the state Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of protesters, said that the public misinterpreted the army.
Taiwo said, “Some people take delight in misrepresenting Nigeria and particularly the Nigerian Army to the international community and our fellow Nigerians. This, I believe is done for pecuniary gains.
“Quite recently, a Nigerian, Catherine Udeh, also known as DJ Switch, claimed the Nigerian Army was looking for her. There is nothing further than the truth.
“My Lord, we have bigger fish to fry; and that is how to stabilise Lagos. We can’t be bothered chasing one or two people. Where she got that from, I do not know."
Switch spoke during a teleconference with the sub-committee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (SDIR) of the Canadian parliament.
“I have been on the move because they have been after my life. The first threat came in, I thought it was a joke, I sincerely thought it was a joke,” she said.
“Just as I was leaving, I got a phone call that I should leave the vicinity because there are military men at the hospital.
“I had to abandon my home, I moved from people’s home, and then just to get out of Nigeria. I am still travelling, and I am not done with my trip.”
Switch, who was present at the protest ground, said that 7 people had died before her phone went off and after that, the death toll had reached 15, and many were hit by bullets