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Lekki massacre: Lai Mohammed, federal govt silent on EndSARS report

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has stayed mute in the days after the Lagos EndSARS panel report was released, according to reports.

In contrast to Mohammed’s strong approach, the panel published a report that classified the Lekki Toll Gate event as a slaughter.

Soldiers shot and killed three Nigerian teenagers demonstrating against police brutality at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State on October 20, 2020, with the hashtag ‘EndSARS.’

While the soldiers drafted to the scene to contain the protest allegedly shot and killed protesters, DJ Switch had transmitted the incident live to the world via her social media handles.

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Following the incident, CNN had carried out an investigation, in which, it affirmed the killings of protesters by the soldiers drafted to the Lekki Toll Gate.

Dismayed, Mohammed had denied claims that soldiers had shot protesters, while accusing DJ Switch of trying to destabilize the country.

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Mohammed also claimed that some proponents of the protest used the alleged massacre to paint the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government in bad light before the international community.

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In a series of press conferences, the Minister denied that nobody was killed when soldiers invaded the protest scene.

He described the EndSARS “massacre” at Lekki tollgate as false, requesting for the bodies of those killed.

Mohammed also maintained that the narrative by CNN that soldiers shot live bullets at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos State was ‘fake news’.

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He had tagged the widespread reports as: “Phantom Massacre at Lekki tollgate” which should be discarded.

Against the backdrop of the conflicting stories surrounding the incident, the Lagos State Government had set up the EndSARS panel to unravel the truth.

The panel released its report in the week and it indicted the Federal Government, the police, and the Nigerian Army.

The report accused the soldiers drafted to the scene of the protest of shooting live bullets and killing some protesters.

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  1. Lia is a coward he is trying to cover the evil act of soldiers against the innocent protesters at lekki, he should call a spade a spade… The blood of the innocent citizens killed will never let them be, justice most prevail, those soldiers will never go unpunished…

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