Authorities in Nigeria are insisting that contrary to multiple eyewitness accounts, there were no mass killings at the Lekki toll gate in the wake of the #EndSARS protests.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this at a press conference in Abuja this Thursday.
According to the minister, those who continue to talk about massacres are only misleading the global public.
He said while government awaits the outcome of the panel investigating the matter, “we can say that the world has just witnessed a massacre without bodies” in Lekki.
The minister insisted that the military did not shoot at protesters at the toll gate.
He asked anyone who has contrary proofs to make them available to the panel investigating the matter.
Mohammed said the government was satisfied with the way security agencies handled the protests.
The minister took a swipe at CNN for its piece on the Lekki incident, describing it as “blatantly irresponsible.”
Mohammed called for the sanctioning of CNN for its coverage of the Lekki incidence.