The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has reacted to the second report on the October 20 Lekki Tollgate shootings released by the American news-based broadcaster, CNN, on Tuesday, November 24.
The minister while speaking on NTA on Wednesday accused CNN of desperation, adding that the report lacks credible sources.
The minister said in the interview:
“It shows that they (CNN) are desperate. The so-called recent development has been seen before. There is nothing new. If there is anything new, it is a contradiction of CNN’s position.
“What we are asking CNN is that where is your evidence? The military has been consistent. CNN contravenes the basic principles of journalism – fairness, and balance.
‘‘They did the story without contacting the Federal Government for its own side. They relied on second and third parties narratives.
“They (CNN) were caught spreading fake news and they are trying to escape.
“We are accusing them (CNN) of basing their stories on videos sourced on social media. CNN has been inconsistent. It also doctored the video it got.
In CNN’s second report obtained by freshrepoters, the soldiers could be seen shooting at unarmed protesters on October 20, 2020 at Lekki Tollgate.
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