#EndSARS and Nigerian Army units in the Lagos area: updated data

We have updated our data on the units and command chain of the Nigerian Army in Lagos in response to the reports of killings by the Nigerian Army of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki and Alausa, Lagos.

All the information below is taken from public online sources. We have included links out to the relevant records on WhoWasInCommand.com, where you can see which sources support each data point.

Nigerian Army in Lagos state
The 81 Division is responsible for army operations in Lagos state (as well as neighboring Ogun state). As with other divisions of the Nigerian Army, the chain of command for the 81 Division is:

The 81 Division has the following Lagos-based units under its command:

  • 243 Reconnaissance Battalion, based in Ibereko (note this unit was redeployed from Monguno, Borno state in 2016 switching places with the 242 Reconnaissance Battalion)
  • 9 Brigade, based in Ikeja which commands:

The 81 Division also has three Lagos state-based support units:

We hope this information can support investigations into these reported killings, as our data has previously supported an investigation by the New York Times into killings by the Guards Brigade in Abuja.

If we can be of support or if there areas where further research would be useful, please be in touch: info@securityforcemonitor.org

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