The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has accused CNN of desperation over its new report on the #EndSARS Lekki shooting.
Speaking during a programme on NTA, on Wednesday, the minister of information said there is nothing new in CNN’s report.
“It shows that they 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,” Mohammed said.
“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 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.”