The Federal Government on Thursday insisted that there was no massacre when soldiers dispersed # EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate , Lagos, on October 20 , 2020 .
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed , said this at a press conference in Abuja .
Mohammed attributed the reports of massacre to those he described as purveyors of fake news .
The minister said , “ While we await the judicial panel in Lagos to unravel what transpired at the Lekki Tollgate , what we can say, based on testimonies available in the public space , is that the world may have just witnessed , for the very first time ever, a massacre without bodies!
“ Some have tagged it ‘ social media massacre .’ The testimony of Brig . – Gen , Ahmed Ibrahim Taiwo of the Nigerian Army before the panel was compelling , and I am sure many of you have listened to or watched it . ”
Mohammed insisted soldiers at the tollgate fired blank ammunition into the air which could not have done any damage .
The minister said , “ Sadly, the purveyors of fake news and disinformation succeeded in deceiving the world that indeed there was mass killing in Lekki , even when, till date , not a single body has been produced and not a single family or relative has come out to say their child or ward was killed at Lekki .