The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has sought apologies from CNN, Amnesty International, and DJ Switch on the one-year anniversary of the historic #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.

CNN, Amnesty International, and DJ Switch are all guilty of propagating fake news, according to the Minister, who spoke at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday.

Mohammed insisted that no Nigerian youngsters were massacred at the Lekki Toll Gate event during the demonstration last year, adding that the trio named just spread false and misleading information.

The Minister insisted that a professional analysis of what happened at the Lekki Toll Gate revealed that the military did not massacre anyone, and that if there had been any killings as widely reported, the victims’ families and those affected would have appeared before the Judicial Panel of Inquiry with evidence.

Lai Mohammed did not stop there, accusing the trio of spreading “moonlight tales” about phantom killings at the Lekki Toll Gate during the EndSARS rallies last year.

He said: “…During the sitting, CNN was summoned but it never showed up, thus missing a great opportunity to prove its allegation of massacre at the toll gate. Also, Amnesty International had a golden opportunity to convince the world, but it rather opted for issuing meaningless press releases.”

“In its latest attempt to grasp at straws and redeem whatever is left of its battered credibility on this issue, CNN has continued with its baseless report that soldiers shot at protesters. In a report currently running on the network, CNN brazenly and unashamedly held on to its flawed narrative, relying on an unidentified mother whose son was reportedly shot dead at Lekki, but without convincing evidence of who shot him dead. The same CNN that tweeted on Oct. 23rd 2020 that 38 people were shot dead at Lekki is now struggling to convince the world that one boy was killed at Lekki. What a shame!”

“The testimony of ballistic experts before the Judicial Panel of Inquiry in Lagos contradicts the tales by the moonlight by Amnesty International, CNN, a runaway DJ, and their ilk.”