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General News of Tuesday, 23 November 2021


There was no massacre at Lekki tollgate - Lai Mohammed calls report 'fake'

Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has reiterated his claim that there was no massacre at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020.

Lai Mohammed said this at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, November 23, where he described the report as fake.

A week ago, the Judicial Panel set up to investigate the Lekki shooting presented its reports to the Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

In the report, the panel described the shooting of unarmed citizens during a protest as a 'massacre' and indicted the Nigerian army and police.

Lai Mohammed however, described the allegations by the panel as “tales by moonlight”.

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