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Fact Check: CNN releases video proving Police shot protesters at Lekki Toll Gates

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Fact Check: CNN releases video proving Police shot protesters at Lekki Toll Gate

Weeks after the sad incident at the Lekki Toll Gates during the End SARS protest that left some of the protesters dead and injured, broadcasting network CNN have released a video giving full details of the event.

The incident which happened on October 20, 2020, was denied by the Nigerian Military and Police saying no shooting took place and all the videos and photos flooding social media is that from a different event or incident.

Following this report, CNN carried out an independent investigation into the matter and has finally released its findings to the general public in form of a documentary.

CNN in its investigation spoke with a man, Elisha Sunday, whose brother, Victor, was killed during the October 20th shooting incident.

The media house also spoke with some of the protesters who were at the scene when the shooting occurred. They claim the soldiers indeed fired shots at them.

The media house also tracked the bullets shells seen at the Toll Gate and the companies that supplied the Nigerian Army Weapons since 2005.

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It would be remembered that Governor Sanwo-Olu in a press conference stated that no sitting governor controls the rules of engagement of the military.

On October 26, the governor granted an interview to CNN where he stated that only two deaths were recorded from the incident. He added that he visited the scene the next day and couldn’t find bloodstains.

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