Presidency faults Amnesty International’s report on Lekki shootings

Presidency faults Amnesty International’s report on Lekki shootings

The Presidency has accused the Amnesty International of peddling misleading details about recent events surrounding the #EndSARS protest

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who spoke Wednesday morning on the Channels Television daily programme ‘Sunrise Daily’ said AI’s report on the crisis was inaccurate, misplacing facts and wrong in most cases.

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According to Adesina, the narrative generated by AI that the widespread chaos in various parts of the country was precipitated by the incident at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, is misleading.

He said the timeline of events showed that anarchic activities had commenced way ahead of the alleged shooting at the toll plaza, citing the jail breaks in Benin and Oko, the attacks on police stations and murder of police personnel in different places as pointers to the fact that the chaos that had recently pervaded the country were not just as a result of the Lekki incident

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