The Federal Government has threatened to sanction CNN, over its report on the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters by troopers on the Lekki toll plaza on October 20, 2020.
The authorities described the report by the overseas information medium as “irresponsible journalism”.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this known on Thursday at a press convention in Abuja. According to him, the briefing was conveyed to tackle lingering issues relating to 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 physique has been produced or a single family has come out to declare their family member was killed on the Lekki tollgate.
The minister alleged that CNN relied on social media videos with out verification to produce its report. “This should earn CNN a serious sanction for irresponsible reporting,” Mohammed said.
He added that some “unscrupulous persons” together with celebrities circulated faux information on the social media that aggravated the violence that trailed the two-week demonstration.