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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Thursday slammed CNN for their investigative report on the October 20 Lekki shootings.

Mohammed described the report as one-dimensional and lacking in balance.

He also validated a report done by the BBC, which he claimed was based more on facts.

The Minister added that CNN should be sanctioned for misinformation and irresponsible reporting.

He referred to previous reports done by CNN which lacked balance while insisting that the military fired blank bullets into the air and not at the crowd.

He urged that persons who have alleged massacres, as well as relatives with missing family members, report at the judicial panel to lay official complaints.

He also said the CNN report conveniently excluded the looting, violence by citizens, 269 private facilities burnt and looted, 243 govt facilities vandalised.

Security agents, he said, deserve commendation and not condemnation.

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CNN in their report on Wednesday alleged that bullets fired at Lekki toll gate are from live ammunition and was manufactured in Serbia in 2005, and is currently in use by the Nigerian army.

The media house shared footage of what appears to be soldiers shooting at the #EndSARS protesters who had gathered at the tollgate to press home their demands to end SARS as well as end police brutality.

In its investigation, they spoke with a man, Elisha Sunday, whose brother, Victor, was alleged to have been killed during the October 20th shooting incident.

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