Lekki shootings: More questions than answers, APC faults CNN report

Lekki shootings: More questions than answers, APC faults CNN report

- The report by CNN on the shooting at Lekki toll gate has continued to generate reactions

- The APC recently released a statement and criticised the report saying it was suspicious

- Seye Oladejo, the APC publicity secretary Lagos state also described the report as a piece of fiction

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The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted the investigative report by CNN on the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate.

According to The Nation, Seye Oladejo, the party's publicity secretary, said the report was suspicious, adding that it left more questions than answers.

Oladejo, in a statement, described those trying to capitalise on the report to blackmail Lagos state government as mischievous.

The APC spokesman went on to note that CNN's report is throwing a spanner in the works of the judicial panel constituted on the order of President Muhammadu Buhari by the Lagos state government to investigate the incident.

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Lekki shootings: More questions than answers, APC faults CNN report
Lagos state APC faults CNN report on Lekki shooting. Photo credit: Adetona Omokanye
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While describing the CNN re­port as a ‘piece of fiction’ fueled by rumours, Oladejo said it contrasts the reportage of the BBC who had correspondents at the scene.

Oladejo said:

“I guess a time like this represents a period when silence is eloquently golden. It’s interesting to note the two contrasting reports of two reputable international media brands, the BBC and CNN, on the same incident."

According to the APC publicity secretary, while the BBC had correspondents on ground to professionally cover the incident, the CNN relied on eyewitnesses and rumours for its investigation.

He said the CNN sat comfortably in its London studio a deployed technology to piece their fiction together.

"The report left more questions than answers and a discomforting suspicion of its intention. This speaks volume about the reputation of the medium. Anyway, it will go down in history as reporting a bloodless massacre.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the federal government on Thursday, November 19, made a defence against the CNN report on the Lekki shooting, insisting that no "massacre" occurred as "irresponsibly" peddled on the social media.

Speaking during a press conference in Abuja, Lai Mohammed, minister of culture and information, made this known as he cleared the air amid fresh controversies generated by the CNN report on the EndSARS protest.

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