We Stand By Our #ENDSARS Lekki Tollgate Shooting Report – CNN

“CNN verified photos and videos acquired from multiple eyewitnesses and protesters using timestamps and other data from the video files.”

The network said the report was based on testimony from dozens of witnesses, and photos and video it obtained and geolocated / photo credit: Tribune
The network said the report was based on testimony from dozens of witnesses, and photos and video it obtained and geolocated / photo credit: Tribune

International news organisation, the Cable News Network (CNN), has responded to allegations by Lai Mohammed, the minister of information that its report on the Lekki Toll Gate shooting was irresponsible.

The news network said in a statement on Thursday that it stands by the report, which it said was carefully and meticulously researched.

The network said the report was based on testimony from dozens of witnesses, and photos and video it obtained and geolocated.

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CNN said, “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.”

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It said, “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.”

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