Cable News Network, CNN has clarified its tweet regarding the number of deaths recorded in Nigeria from the recently concluded #EndSARS protest against police brutality.
On October 23, CNN Africa tweeted that at least 38 people were killed on Tuesday, October 20, when the military opened fire on peaceful protesters. This tweet was referring to the Lekki shooting incident.
The tweet read;
“At least 38 people were killed in Nigeria on Tuesday when the army opened fire on peaceful protesters, but the president did not address the carnage during his speech Thursday, prompting criticism from protesters accusing him of not showing empathy and unifying the nation. “