April 12, 2021


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#ENDSARS: CNN releases second report not minding FG threats of sanctions

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had last week said that CNN reports on the Lekki shootings is poor journalism, and that the network deserved to be sanctioned.

He also followed up the threat with a letter addressed to the management of CNN in Atlanta.

Upon the threats of sanction from the Federal Government of Nigeria over CNN’s investigative report on the shootings at Lekki toll plaza during the #EndSARS protests, CNN has released a second report on the incidence.
The network on Tuesday released a second report with more damning footage showing soldiers shooting at unarmed protesters on October 20, 2020.

Also, the second report captures the Commander, 81 Division, Brig.Gen Ahmed Taiwo, admitting before the judicial panel in Lagos that his men indeed took live ammunition to the tollgate.

The CNN report also highlights the fact that Brig.Gen Taiwo’s claim is at variance with the minister’s who had claimed last week that the army fired blank bullets.

The second report also shows protesters running as soldiers open fire at the tollgate.

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