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Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by Kwanza: 6:19pm On Nov 19
International Cable News Network, CNN, said its report on the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki toll plaza on October 20, 2020, was “carefully and meticulously researched”.

CNN stated this in a report on Thursday in response to comments by the Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, that the news platform practised “irresponsible journalism” by relying on fake videos sourced from social media to produce its report.

CNN had published an investigative report this week claiming soldiers fired live ammunition directly at protesters at the Lekki toll gate, a claim which Mohammed denied on Thursday.

“Like everyone else, I watched the CNN report. I must tell you that it reinforces the disinformation that is going around, and it is blatantly irresponsible and a poor piece of journalistic work by a reputable international news organization,” Mohammed told reporters at a press conference in Abuja today.

“This is very serious and CNN should be sanctioned for that,” he added.

The PUNCH reports that the minister also described the event of October 20, 2020 as a “massacre without bodies”, insisting that not a single body has been produced or a single family has come out to claim their family member was killed at the Lekki tollgate.

Reacting today in another story titled, ‘Nigeria threatens CNN with sanctions but provides no evidence Lekki toll gate investigation is inaccurate’, the cable news network said it stand by its earlier report on the Lekki incident.

“Our reporting was carefully and meticulously researched, and we stand by it,” CNN stated.

It added, “The report was based on testimony from dozens of witnesses, and photos and video obtained and geolocated by CNN. It painted a picture of how members of the Nigerian army and the police shot at the crowd, killing at least one person and wounding dozens more.

“CNN verified photos and videos acquired from multiple eyewitnesses and protesters using timestamps and other data from the video files. Video footage shows soldiers who appear to be shooting in the direction of protesters. And accounts from eyewitnesses established that after the army withdrew, a second round of shooting happened later in the evening.

“Prior to publishing the report, CNN tried multiple times to elicit comment from the Nigerian army and police. A Lagos State police spokesman declined to comment because of an ongoing investigation. While a statement from the Lagos State government said that there would be no comment while a judicial tribunal was underway.”

The Lekki incident has been condemned locally and internationally by civil rights organisations.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/punchng.com/lekki-shootings-we-stand-by-our-report-cnn-replies-fg/%3famp=1


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7mm8sfVadI

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by helinues: 6:21pm On Nov 19
undecided

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by CilicMarin: 6:22pm On Nov 19
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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by doctokwus: 6:24pm On Nov 19
CNN even has time to respond to that demented,liar that was correctly named Lai by his parents.
The type of Lai do not deserve a response because in a sane society,him and Lauretta would be having appointments with a psychiatrist for mental health issues.

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by peacekante: 6:25pm On Nov 19
Wow. So will BBC also stand by their word?

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by Christistruth00: 6:40pm On Nov 19
The BBC Reporter that was there also said Soldiers shot into the Air and she saw no fatalities.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlSRq_WAdlE


https://twitter.com/Equityoyo/status/1320301836373528577?s=20

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by BigSarah(f): 6:44pm On Nov 19
FG is now a cry baby

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by Mac2016(m): 6:57pm On Nov 19
Funny people, anything that doesn't go their way must be threatened.

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by infini771: 6:57pm On Nov 19
Fake News Network. Sanction them, why should they report the truth? That is not their area of specialization.

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by SavageMaster: 6:57pm On Nov 19
Mr. Lie Mohammed, oya go and sanction CNN let me see.

You think CNN obtained her license from your Nigerian Broadcasting Commission

Nonsense!!!

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by potent5(m): 6:57pm On Nov 19
Lai Mohammed and his team of evil liars should apologize to Nigerians and stop this show of shame.

CNN is not like nigeriainfo or Arise TV that you can threaten with sanction.

Nonsense.

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by oluwatosink: 6:57pm On Nov 19
CNN, Dj switch, BBC and the protesters all confirmed the shootings .


Lai Mohammed , Nigerian Army , FG , Lagos State Govt take this .

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by Osnami: 6:58pm On Nov 19
Lol. E pain Buhari, FG and APC

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by Commotfornigeri: 6:58pm On Nov 19
CNN no be bloggers wey you can lock up and throw the key away.

They are not nigerian journalists that you will use DSS to be pursuing the editor from hotel to hotel.

If they can lead a rally against a whole Trump, then anything is possible with them.

If Lai and Buhari have sense, they will just ignore and waka pass.

CNN is good with digging graves and ending careers.

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by hyduffy: 6:58pm On Nov 19
It's well.. sad

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by AustineJohn908(m): 6:58pm On Nov 19
Stupid govt. they think they can cow them as they did the others news Media in Nigeria

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by AdaNri1(f): 6:58pm On Nov 19
Unfortunately CNN cannot be intimidated. FG that is borrowing money up and down, which power or influence do they have to fight CNN? They think it’s NTA?

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by noobs123: 6:58pm On Nov 19
Nigerian leaders should tread carefully in this matter before CNN cast them globally. CNN is not TVC, AIT etc you can threaten with sanctions.

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by sodiqapril(m): 6:59pm On Nov 19
Lao Mohammed has finally used his mouth to drag fg into trouble

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by Nobody: 6:59pm On Nov 19
Stupidd Lai Mohamed think CNN is a Lagos tv station they can sanction


Sanwo Olu, the state governor said people died in the massacre

The bornfoool Lai said one died.

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by FOREX4free(m): 6:59pm On Nov 19
FG with empty threats

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by Lightangel65: 6:59pm On Nov 19
I saw the CNN report and analysis of the videos and anyone who watches that and say that soldiers didn't shoot peaceful protesters be it my fellow humans or the paedophile serial killers who call themselves a religon is a very big idi0t.

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by chucs: 6:59pm On Nov 19
Love you CNN!

Please endeavor to engage them in an interactive session, especially the Lai lai of a man. I want to see something.

I am loving this! Very soon, Aljazeera will give them their own explosive report and we know how they do theirs.

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by Splitmind: 6:59pm On Nov 19
This CNN will rubbish this government eh.

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by Racoon(m): 6:59pm On Nov 19
This is responsible journalism.See how Lai Mohammed was taken to the cleaners.Perhaps he still foolishly thinks CNN is a Nigerian media body the government can coerce to put our its distorted narrative.

What a national & international embarrassment on this nation.o much ashame of the so called leadership of this nation.Shameless lying and oppressive government.

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by Seniorwriter(m): 6:59pm On Nov 19
FG acting like they have a case .....Even the SG consented to casualties....The issue of shifting goal post by many people that are not agreeing to the facts on ground is irritating.
My honest question is why will the NA visit a protest ground in any case ...was there any riot or insurgency there?

I've studied the lacklustre ways the FG,SG & NA have tried to defend their stupidity but what they end up doing is putting themselves in compromising situation.

They should cover their faces in shame.

PROACTIVITY Leads To PRODUCTIVITY!

©Seniorwriter

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by MarveworldNG: 6:59pm On Nov 19
Expected
Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by NairaMaster1(m): 6:59pm On Nov 19
doctokwus:
CNN even has time to respond to that demented,liar that was correctly named Lai by his parents.
The type of Lai do not deserve a response because in a sane society,him and Lauretta would be having appointments with a psychiatrist for mental health issues.

The idiot thinks CNN is Channels or even AIT

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by Dapcity007(m): 6:59pm On Nov 19
Dont be fooled by Leftist media CNN who seek to promote radicalized feminism , homosexuality, gay marriage, LGBTQ, abortion under the disguise of supporting End SARS look at their DJ Switch media talk and compare to their news of female celeb Adele divorce from her spouse, who after the divorce she will be feeding as their culture support female hypergamy creating broke emasculated men , my fellow youths let's not be deceived , the ends protest has been hijacked

Obviously its expected she married an emasculated Simp(a potential gay**t), because their society is so progressive and allows for female hypergamy hence the rise of weak nonvirile men , homosexual men, non binary men, She Male,Bisexual men,and other aborminations we see openly in these society,I commend her success as an individual , attaining these height in her music career based on her own merit but I'm against their society killing natural masculinity in their men via queerness,sexless,and genderless notion

The African Man is a natural redpiller , our conservative culture alone produces Alpha male,and also strong independent women who don't see men,babies,marriage,family as threats to achieving their personal set out objectives eg Mrs Folorusho Alakija(richest woman in Africa),Mrs Awoseka of first bank , Arch bishop Mrs Idahosa , Mrs Tara of house of Tara, Former senator Mrs Florence It's Giwa, Rev Mrs Adejumo, Aisha Yesufu of Endsars protest, Mrs Stella okoli the founder and current CEO of Emzor pharmaceutical,and a host of others

These compared to what the leftist american media who want to promote single motherhood,divorce,queerness and other progressive ideologies and we see in some of our female celebrities Toke Makiwa (divorce),Vanetta of big brother(divorce),Genevieve Nnaji (single mother),Waje(single mother ),INI Edo(divorce),Tiwa savage(divorce and single mother) and a host of others

Note I'm not against single women or men Apostle Paul was single,Jesus was single,Mother Theresa was single, you can be single and still fufil destiny, have peace of mind, attain happiness without needing the institution of marriage or family,what I'm against and I now see in some women is that they now see that marriage, family, .men, babies all as threats to attaining women right,and women independence hence the wave of radical feminism, toxic feminity ,progressivism,LGBTQ, genderless and queerness notion

An example is an NGO called feminist coalition that was headed by modern feminist kiki mordi and a host of other ladies who where one of the major sponsors and organizers of the End SARS protest specifically in Lekki toll gate protest under the guise of fighting for police reform,end to police brutality ,end to extra Judicial killing, were actual fighting for radical leftist ideologies like LGBTQ,abortion,gay marriage, etc which are against God and Nature, they were verified by progressive twitter owner Jack Dorsey to gain popularity and donation for these so called purpose

We are all complaining about Buhari today , his bad economic policies as we are seeing rise in fuel,food,transportion costs etc. poor govt educational policies keeping youths from school because of ASUU strike, dictatorial tendency by trying to ban social media,corruption by holding covid 19 pallatives ,etc. We see former pres Jonathan as a weak, incompetent , corrupt politician who could not handle the Boko Haram terrorist insurgency ,people don't see the reason for these was his refusal to accept progressive Obama Gay marriage policy,Jonathan not only refused these satanic leftist feminist ideology but also penalized homosexuals with new legislative bill of 13 yrs imprisonment of homosexuals,Obama punished Nigeria by refusing us the money and arms to fight these terrorist hence leading to countless loss of lives and properties,human displacement into IDP camps,violation of women body and right in the case of Chibok girls , and now these tribalist bigot incompetent president Buhari.

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Re: Lekki Shootings: ‘We Stand By Our Report’, CNN Reacts To FG's Sanction Threat by Nobody: 6:59pm On Nov 19
God bless cnn

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