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Nigerian minister says Newpaper24 needs to be sanctioned for ‘doctored’ footage of SARS protests

2021-06-10 20:47:04

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EndSARS protesters occupy Lagos State House of Assembly, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
EndSARS protesters occupy Lagos State Home of Meeting, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

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  • A Nigerian minister says broadcasting titan Newpaper24 needs to be sanctioned for a report saying {that a} the nation’s navy shot protesters. 
  • This was throughout demonstrations towards police brutality.
  • The nation says the studies might have been “doctored”.

Nigeria ought to sanction Newpaper24 for a report that the nation’s navy shot lifeless protesters demonstrating towards police brutality, a minister stated on Thursday, however the US channel defended its reporting.

The US broadcaster used “unverified and probably doctored movies” and “data from questionable sources” within the report, data minister Lai Mohammed informed a information convention in Abuja.

When requested, Mohammed didn’t specify how the federal government may sanction Newpaper24. He stated he believes the broadcaster has inside methods for coping with erring employees, and that Nigerian authorities would additionally do what was needed.

A Newpaper24 spokesperson stated “Our reporting was rigorously and meticulously researched, and we stand by it.”

Hundreds of Nigerians took to the streets to protest towards the police Particular Anti-Theft Squad, which the demonstrators blame for killings, torture and extortion.

Peaceable

Although the protests had been initially peaceable, demonstrators in an upmarket Lagos district had been shot at on Oct. 20 by males witnesses stated had been troopers. Rights group Amnesty worldwide stated 12 protesters had been killed. The military denied involvement.

The British parliament will on Monday debate imposing sanctions “on members of the Nigerian authorities and police drive concerned in any human rights abuses by the Nigerian police,” after a public petition gathered sufficient signatures for lawmakers to debate the transfer.

In response to the petition, the British authorities stated: “We had been involved by violence throughout current protests and await the result of Nigerian investigations into studies of police brutality. We don’t publicly speculate on future sanctions designations.”

Nigeria fined three tv stations over their reporting of the protests, Mohammed stated, including that the federal government needed to test a pattern wherein media homes use supplies obtained on social media with out verification.

He stated the federal government had no plans to close down social media however he was advocating regulation of its use.

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