Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of Information and culture has stated that the #LekkiMassacre of #EndSARS protesters by the Nigerian Army was fake news and that it never happened.
“There was no massacre at the Lekki Toll Gate. The only massacre that took place during the EndSARS protest was the social media massacre.
Fake news was used; they used social media to spread what did not happen; which led to reprisals,” he said.
According to him, the so-called massacre was mere fake news only propagated on social media meant to discredit the government.
“There must be social media regulation. But social media regulation does not mean stifling the media; it does not mean shutting down social media; it means responsive use of social media. Fake news can shake the cause of the world.” Lai Mohammed added.