Written by News Room on October 21, 2021
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has claimed that there is no evidence to show that any protester was killed at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020.
He stated this during a press conference held in Abuja as young people took to the streets nationwide to mark the first anniversary of the #EndSARS protests.
Mohammed also faulted the claim by Amnesty International that no fewer than 12 protesters were killed in Lagos State by security operatives during the EndSARS protest.
He also asked the Cable News Network (CNN), DJ Switch among others to apologize for misleading the world that there was a massacre at the Lekki Toll Gate and for portraying the Nigerian military, police and other security agencies in a bad light.
According to the government’s spokesman, CNN acted unprofessionally by relying on unverified and possibly doctored social media videos, as well as other open-source information, to conclude that a massacre took place at the toll gate.
Meanwhile, a man, who simply identified himself as Steven, and who was part of the Auchi #EndSARS protest in 2020, told newsmen on how he was shot by the army during the one year anniversary of the march.
The anniversary was marked majorly in Lagos and Abuja, while some other cities also took part in the remebrance of the October 20th Lekki killings.
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