“We stand by our report” – CNN reacts to FG’s risk to sanction it over Lekki capturing documentary

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Cable Information Community (CNN) has reacted to the specter of sanctions by the Federal Authorities over its investigative report on the October 20 capturing incident on the Lekki toll plaza in Lagos.

The overseas frontline media platform carried out an investigation into the incident and revealed its findings on Wednesday, November 18.

At a press convention in Abuja earlier immediately November 19, Minister of Info and Tradition, Lai Mohammed, said that the report by the media home was one-dimension and lacked steadiness. He known as for the sanction of the media home.

In an announcement launched by one in all its firm spokesperson, CNN stated it stands by its investigation.

“Our reporting was rigorously and meticulously researched, and we stand by it. The report was based mostly on testimony from dozens of witnesses, and images and video obtained and geolocated by CNN. It painted an image of how members of the Nigerian military and the police shot on the crowd, killing a minimum of one individual and wounding dozens extra.

CNN verified images and movies acquired from a number of eyewitnesses and protesters utilizing timestamps and different information from the video recordsdata. Video footage exhibits troopers who seem like capturing within the path of protesters. And accounts from eyewitnesses established that after the military withdrew, a second spherical of capturing occurred later within the night.

Previous to publishing the report, CNN tried a number of instances to elicit remark from the Nigerian military and police. A Lagos State police spokesman declined to remark due to an ongoing investigation. Whereas an announcement from the Lagos State authorities stated that there can be no remark whereas a judicial tribunal was underway.” CNN states

Barivure Naador: Lai Mohammed retains saying the footages are pretend and everybody aside from the federal government are the one’s mendacity, he says this with out no proof by any means. Folks died and all this man is worried with is preserving this already ruined administrations picture. It’s unhappy actually that individuals worth political ambitions greater than human life.

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There may be at all times a pay again time.
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Mild Musa: Wat a disgrace on our so-called media a overseas channel giving out proved, wat a corrupted nation, this nation is de facto sick

Emma Henry: CNN ought to cease losing their time replying this folks.we the residents have wasted our time enduring them as authorities and it has led us to never-ending hardships

Abdul Olatunji: Please and please CNN
Don’t attain any compromise with them , they’re smart and difficult ,we now have full home of dangerous eggs as leaders

Lord let the reality prevail , we deserve justice

Emmauel Kelechi: CNN can’t bow to strain like some home businesses and organizations. Earlier than they got here on air to make this broadcast, imagine you me, they’ve sufficient proof to again their claims. They positive know the sport

Umerah Chika: That’s how you already know dangerous authorities as a substitute of them to deliver there selves down and beg the lots and switch issues proper no they’re even proud and boastful at dsame time failed leaders of our time.however guess what there time is up

Ajayi Felix Femi: Oyah oga lai Mohamed… Go and sanction them.. You suppose that is Nigeria media that you simply folks have purchased all of them with cash to the extent non of them can converse the reality once more…. Think about channels TV on journalist hangout each morning they’re at all times criticizing the #EndSARS protesters…. Silly folks