Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has reacted to CNN’s second report on the Lekki shooting that happened on October 20, 2020.
If you recall, Brigadier-General Taiwo confirmed to the Lagos Judicial Panel live bullets were being used by the Army personnel at the toll gate on the day of the incident.
The fresh report by CNN also shows protesters running as soldiers open fire at the tollgate.
Reacting to the report in an interview on NTA earlier today, Lai Mohammed accused CNN of being desperate. He also alleged that the American news agency was caught spreading fake news and are now trying to escape it. He said;
“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.
“We are confident in our position.”