CNN Clarifies Its Tweet About ”38” Nigerians Being Killed During The EndSARS Protests




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In an updated tweet, CNN has come out with a clarification on the number of lives lost during the protest.

CNN Clarifies Its Tweet About ”38” Nigerians Being Killed During The EndSARS Protests

Cable News Network, CNN has clarified its tweet on the number of deaths recorded in from the recently concluded #EndSARS protest against police brutality.

On October 23, CNN had tweeted that at least 38 were killed on Tuesday, October 20, when the military opened fire on peaceful protesters. This tweet was referring to the Lekki incident.

The tweet read;

#EndSARS: CNN

”At least 38 people were killed in on Tuesday when the military opened fire on peaceful protesters But the President failed to address the carnage during speech on Thursday, drawing criticism from protesters who accuse him of failing to show empathy & unify the nation”

EndSARS: CNN

The and the government have repeatedly denied reports that mass took place at the Lekki tollgate on October 20. While the governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu insists that just people were killed, the Army nobody was killed when its stormed the tollgate and opened fire.

DJ Switch who was on the ground during the , said she and handed 15 bodies to the Military after the .

CNN in a documentary released last week insisted that the military opened fire on the protesters, an allegation, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, dismissed. He called for sanctions to be placed on CNN for an investigation that lacked balance. Lai at a press conference said CNN has been inconsistent with its report of the shooting incident.

He particularly made reference to the October 23 tweet where the media house stated that at least 38 were killed. He asked the media house to authenticate its claim that at least 38 were killed.

In an updated tweet, CNN has come out with a clarification.

It reads;

”Clarification: This tweet from October 23 did not attribute the death toll from protests in to Amnesty International. The tweet also did not make it clear that the death toll was for protests across the country.”

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