JUST IN: FG threatens to take action against CNN report on #LekkiMassacre

The Federal Government through the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed threatens to sanction foreign media outlet, CNN, over its investigative report on the alleged shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki toll plaza on October 20, 2020.

Lai Mohammed in his speech during a press conference in Abuja today described the report by CNN as “irresponsible journalism”.

The minister said the incidence of October 20, was a “massacre without bodies”, insisting that not a single body has been produced or a single family has come out to claim their family member was killed at the Lekki tollgate.

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The minister alleged that CNN relied on social media videos without verification to produce its report. “This should earn CNN a serious sanction for irresponsible reporting,” he said.

However, the federal government stands by last Saturday’s testimony of the Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, who told the Judicial Panel of Inquiry instituted by the Lagos State Government that blank bullets were fired at the toll gate, he added.

He advised persons with evidence on the Lekki shootings to give its testimony before the panel.

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