Mr Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of Information and Culture, on Thursday said the October 20 Lekki shootings were a “massacre without bodies.”
He stated that the federal government’s position that military men did not shoot at protesters, despite damning evidence to the contrary was the truth.
Lai Mohammed statements come a day after US-based media, CNN, published a report which, using cellphone videos obtained from witnesses, showed Nigerian soldiers shooting at unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll-gate.
Mr. Mohammed tagged the CNN report as promoting a baseless and preconceived narrative. Adding that the mainstream media should confirm the veracity of footage used before airing.