#EndSARS: CNN Issues Clarification on Earlier Tweet that 38 Nigerians Were Killed by Soldiers

 

By Ayo Kehinde

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Following repeated denial and then a formal petition lodged by the Federal Government against Cable News Network, CNN, over its reports that mass killings took place at the Lekki tollgate on October 20. the international news outfit has issued a clarification on its report and tweets.

On October 23, CNN had tweeted;”At least 38 people were killed in Nigeria on Tuesday when the military opened fire on peaceful protesters But the President failed to address the carnage during his speech on Thursday, drawing criticism from protesters who accuse him of failing to show empathy & unify the nation”

In an investigative report it did on the protest, CNN has stated that the military opened fire on the protesters, prompting the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed at a press briefing, to accuse the media outfit’s report of lacking in balance.

In an updated tweet named “Clarification,”, CNN Africa has stated; “ This tweet from October 23 did not attribute the death toll from protests in Nigeria to Amnesty International. The tweet also did not make it clear that the death toll was for protests across the country.”

CNN’s earlier tweet