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Lekki Shooting: CNN Releases Another Report

CNN has released another report on the Lekki shooting amid the threat from the Federal Government to sanction the news station.

Recall that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, described CNN’s report on the Lekki shootings as poor journalism, adding that the network deserved to be sanctioned.

Mohammed had also addressed a letter to the management of CNN in Atlanta, which the news medium regarded as a threat.

However, the network on Tuesday did a second report with more damning footage showing soldiers shooting at unarmed protesters on October 20, 2020.

The fresh report shows the Commander, 81 Division, Brig. Gen Ahmed Taiwo, admitting before the judicial panel in Lagos that his men indeed took live ammunition to the tollgate.

The CNN report also highlights the fact that Brig. Gen Taiwo’s claim is at variance with the minister’s who had claimed last week that the army fired blank bullets.

The fresh report also shows protesters running as soldiers open fire at the tollgate.

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