Only social media massacre took place during the EndSARS protest— Lai Mohammed



Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said no massacre took place when soldiers opened fire at #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20,

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The minister said this on Saturday, November 7, while leading a delegation of the Federal Government to the South East to meet with leaders of the region.

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According to him, the so-called massacre was mere fake news only propagated on social media meant to discredit the government.

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“There was no massacre at the Lekki Toll Gate. The only massacre that took place during the EndSARS protest was the social media massacre.

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Fake news was used; they used social media to spread what did not happen; which led to reprisals,” he said.

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Lai Mohammed further reiterated the FG’s stand that social media must be regulated, stressing “the Federal Government had warned about fake news as far back as 2017; we launched a national campaign against fake news because we foresaw this. Fake news kills more than any pandemic.

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There must be social media regulation. But social media regulation does not mean stifling the media; it does not mean shutting down social media; it means responsive use of social media. Fake news can shake the cause of the world.”

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