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Lekki Shootings: “Massacre without bodies,” FG accuses CNN of deceiving the world


The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Thursday zingered the American  News, channel, CNN for accusing the Nigerian Army of massacre as regards the alleged shooting of protesters at Lekki Toll Gate during the $EndSARS protest.

Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister described CNN report as blatant irresponsible, saying that those who are alleging massacre just want to deceive the world.

He insisted that there is no evidence to provr that the troops used live bullets on the protesters on that Tuesday evening.

According to Lai, “we can say that the world has just witnessed a massacre without bodies” in Lekki.

He added there is a panel investigating the alleged shooting, stating that anyone who has evidence to prove incidence of massacre should present it to the panel..

He said that Nigerian security personnel handled the protest in a professional manner.

He called for a sanction for the foreign media organisation but did not disclose where the sanction should come from.