Timeline of the Lekki tollgate shooting one month after

Timeline of the Lekki tollgate shooting one month after

One would have expected that a government that is working to promote the welfare of the Nigerian people should be exceedingly happy that the CNN has helped us to expose the hidden information by the characters that unleashed violence on the people at the LEKKI Toll Gates Lagos on October 20th 2020.

"This is very serious and CNN should be sanctioned for that". If CNN had done its investigation properly, it would have known how fake news and disinformation were trending during the EndSARS crisis.

The army has continued to insist that no live ammunition was sacked at the protest ground, stressing that only blank bullets were used to disperse the demonstrators.

"We want to use this opportunity to ask those who have alleged massacre at the Lekki Tollgate to go to the judicial panel to present their evidence (s) to the world or simply admit that they have goofed".

According to CNN, the report was based on testimony from dozens of witnesses, and photos and video obtained and geolocated by CNN.

He blamed human rights organisations and some media organisations for allegedly propagating falsehoods and refusing to express outrage at the killing of security agents during the riots that followed the protests. Also, CNN was blind to the burning of police stations and vehicles all over the country.

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"While the government has no plans to shut down the internet, it will work with stakeholders to regulate the social media to curb abuse".

"This is irresponsible journalism for which CNN deserves to be sanctioned. It is sad to see the traditional media jettisoning the age-long gate-keeping process and instead rushing to rely on the free-wheeling social media - devoid of any gate keeping - for news", he said.

However, in a swift reaction on Thursday, the CNN said in a statement that it stands by its investigation, adding that it's reporting was "carefully and meticulously researched". CNN said it verified photos and videos acquired from multiple eyewitnesses and protesters using timestamps and other data from the video files.

Were CNN reporters and cameramen at the Lekki Toll Gate that evening?

The network shared footages of what appears to be soldiers shooting at the #EndSARS protesters who had gathered at the tollgate to press home their demands to end police brutality.

CNN also wrote on its website: "Prior to publishing the report, CNN tried multiple times to elicit comment from the Nigerian army and police". They didn't just talk about the story, they actually conducted their investigation into the Lekki massacre and are confronting the Army and Lagos State government with facts. It became a daily carnival growing in leaps and bounds until October 20 when at 11:49 a.m. the Lagos State Government announced the imposition of a 24-hour curfew in all parts of the state, with effect from 4 p.m.

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