#EndSARS: CNN dares FG, releases second report on Lekki shootings

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EndSARS protesters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, (Courtesy: https://www.aljazeera.com/... Benson Ibeabuchi/AFP) 

Amid threats of sanction from the over its investigative report on the shootings at Lekki toll plaza during the #EndSARS protests, has released a second report on the incident.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had last week described ’s report on the Lekki shootings as poor journalism, adding that the network deserved be sanctioned.

Mohammed also followed up the threat with a letter addressed the management of in Atlanta.

However, the network on Tuesday did a second report with more damning footage showing soldiers shooting at unarmed protesters on October 20, 2020.

The fresh report also shows the Commander, 81 Division, Brig.Gen Ahmed Taiwo, admitting before the judicial panel in Lagos that his men indeed took live ammunition the tollgate.

The report also highlights the fact that Brig.Gen Taiwo’s claim is at variance with the minister’s who had claimed last week that the army fired blank bullets.

The fresh report also shows protesters running as soldiers open fire at the tollgate.

The National Broadcasting Commission, which is overseen by the information minister, had last month slammed hefty fines on three Nigerian television stations for daring to some of the footage which has also used.

The Federal Government has been receiving flak from members of the United Kingdom Parliament and Amnesty International over the killing of protesters.