The Federal Government has threatened to sanction CNN over its report on the Lekki shooting.
On Wednesday, CNN published its investigation on the incident, alleging that Soldiers used live bullets on #EndSARS protesters who had converged on Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020.
The Army insists that its men only fired blank bullets into the air to disperse the protesters, and that no life was lost, while the CNN report alleged that many were killed and some still missing, according to eyewitness accounts.
Speaking at a News Conference on Thursday, November 19, 2020, the Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed described the alleged killing at the Lekki tollgate as ”massacre without bodies”; adding that CNN was irresponsible in its report.
“This should earn CNN a serious sanction for irresponsible reporting,” he said.
Mr Lai also described CNN’s report as jaundiced, saying the Broadcaster ”was blind to the fact that six Soldiers and 37 Policemen were killed in unprovoked attacks”.