End SARS: CNN reacts as Nigerian govt threatens to sanction them over report

End SARS: CNN reacts as Nigerian govt threatens to sanction them over report

Cable News Network, CNN has remained adamant in the face of a threat of sanctions from the Nigerian Government, insisting that it stands by its investigative report.

CNN had on Wednesday, released a documentary of the alleged shooting

of End SARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020.

It said they based its report on testimonies from dozens of witnesses

and verified footage of soldiers appearing to shoot in direction of protesters.

A statement by its spokesperson published on CNN’s official website read,

“our reporting was carefully and meticulously researched, and we stand by it.”

Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, earlier on Thursday called for sanctions on CNN for the report.

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Mohammed maintained that the military fired blank bullets at the Lekki Toll Gate and not even at protesters but into the air.

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