The minister of Information and cultures, Lai Mohammed has on Wednesday condemned the second CNN report on the Lekki tollgate shooting.
Speaking in an interview on NTA, Lai Mohammed accused CNN of being desperate.
According to him, the broadcasting network is unprofessional about their invention, hence, the genuineness of the footage remains questionable.
The minister said;
“It shows that they (CNN) are desperate. The so-called recent development has been seen before. There is nothing new. If there is anything new, it is a contradiction of CNN’s position.
“What we are asking CNN is that where is your evidence? The military has been consistent. CNN contravenes the basic principles of journalism – fairness, and balance.
‘They did the story without contacting the Federal Government for its own side. They relied on second and third parties narratives.
“They (CNN) were caught spreading fake news and they are trying to escape.
“We are accusing them (CNN) of basing their stories on videos sourced on social media. CNN has been inconsistent. It also doctored the video it got.
“We are confident in our position.”
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