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CNN DISPLAYED ‘IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALISM’ ON #ENDSARS PROTESTS REPORT – LAI MOHAMMED

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..Government is not after DJ Switch

.. We are not planning to shut the internet

Nigeria’s Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed has described as irresponsible journalism the report by Cable News Network (CNN) on the #ENDSARS protests and particularly the Lejji Toll-Gate shooting of last October 20.

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While speaking at a world press conference on Thursday morning in Abuja, Mohammed said that the CNN who was not at the scene of the shooting erred by claiming that men of the Nigerian Army drafted to disperse the crowd shot at unarmed protesters.

“CNN relied on unverified videos and accounts to come to a conclusion”, the Minister.

He quoted a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reoprter that was present on the night of the shooting that “the Army were indeed present at the Lekki Toll-Gate and that they shot sporadically into the air.”

On rumours that the Federal Government is planning shut down the internet, the Minister said the government has no such plans.

He adviced Lagos popular DJ; DJ Switch to approach the judicial panel of inquiry with any evidence that she has to prove that government security forces indeed shot at protesters at the Lekki Toll-Gate. He stated that no Nigerian security agency has declared DJ Switch wanted and hence, she doesn’t need to flee the country.

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