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EndSARS: Lekki massacre fake, CNN, Amnesty International lied – Lai Mohammed

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The Minister of Data and Tradition, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, described the EndSARS bloodbath at Lekki tollgate final 12 months as false.

Mohammed mentioned the narrative by CNN that Nigerian troopers massacred protesters on the Lekki tollgate in Lagos State final 12 months was ‘faux information’.

He said this in an announcement tagged: “Phantom Bloodbath at Lekki tollgate” to mark the one-year anniversary of the protest.

In line with Mohammed: “At the moment marks the primary anniversary of the phantom bloodbath at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, which was the fruits of an in any other case peaceable protest that was later hijacked by hoodlums. At earlier press conferences, I had referred to as the reported bloodbath on the toll gate the primary bloodbath on the planet with out blood or our bodies.

“One 12 months later, and regardless of ample alternatives for the households of these allegedly killed and people alleging a bloodbath to current proof, there was none: No our bodies, no households, no convincing proof, nothing. The place are the households of those that have been reportedly killed on the toll gate? Did they present up on the Judicial Panel of Inquiry? If not, why?

“Sadly, the champions of a bloodbath on the Lekki Toll Gate, together with Amnesty Worldwide and CNN, have continued to shamelessly maintain on to their unproven stand. Recall, gents, that after bandying totally different figures, Amnesty Worldwide lastly settled at about 12 folks killed.

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“On its half, CNN went from 38 folks killed to 2 to only one, after a supposed international unique even when the community had no reporter on floor on the Lekki Toll Gate on Oct. twentieth, 2020.

“On Monday, the Judicial Panel of Inquiry that was arrange by the Lagos State Authorities after the EndSARS protest wrapped up its sitting. Throughout the sitting, CNN was summoned but it surely by no means confirmed up, thus lacking an amazing alternative to show its allegation of bloodbath on the toll gate.”

The minister additionally accused Amnesty Worldwide of speculating faux information relating to the EndSARS bloodbath at Lekki Tollgate.

Mohammed added: “Additionally, Amnesty Worldwide had a golden alternative to persuade the world, but it surely slightly opted for issuing meaningless press releases.

“In its newest try to understand at straws and redeem no matter is left of its battered credibility on this challenge, CNN has continued with its baseless report that troopers shot at protesters.”

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