CNN should be sanctioned for irresponsible reporting of the lekki tollgate incident – Lai Mohammed
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The Federal Government has threatened to sanction CNN, over its report on the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki toll plaza on October 20, 2020.

The government described the report by the foreign news medium as “irresponsible journalism”.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this known on Thursday at a press conference in Abuja. 

According to him, the briefing was conveyed to address lingering issues regarding the #EndSARS protests for police reform that rocked the nation last month.

He described the event of October 20, 2020 as 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.

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,”

Mohammed said.

He added that some “unscrupulous persons” including celebrities circulated fake news on the social media that aggravated the violence that trailed the two-week demonstration.

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Black boy  (Nov 20, 2020) 
He's a stupid old man, I always say this. This old men are the ones putting our dear nigeria in jeopardy, this Mohammed man is has gon dim with age and not fit to hold any position, he's clueless and oblivious to how Nigerians feel. Dimwitted old man
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Anonymous  (Nov 19, 2020) 
i believe if one the victim happens to be his child. I hope you would still say boldly that the report are fake. i pray these people who think they can oppresses people and their right find themselves in the shoes of other people who they oppressed. as in power change hands must occur
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Anonymous  (Nov 19, 2020) 
this man should neva interfere in this matter again pls. we all know he is trying to impressed the president and look like a good person in front of the president. we all know your agenda Mr. lie lie
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Anonymous  (Nov 19, 2020) 
why is this man so sure that the report are fake. pls tell this lie Mohammed that he should proof us all wrong that the report by CNN is fake or else fire of God will sit on his head till this death comes knocking. I hate what I don't like.
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