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CNN Explains Its Tweet About ”38” Nigerians Being Killed At Lekki Protest

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CNN Explains Its Tweet About ”38” Nigerians Being Killed At Lekki Protest

CNN known as Cable News Network has clarified its tweet on the number of deaths recorded in Nigeria from the #EndSARS protest.

CNN Africa had earlier tweeted that at least 38 persons were killed on Tuesday, October 20, when the military opened fire on peaceful protesters On October 23rd.

The tweet reads;

“At least 38 people were killed in Nigeria on Tuesday when the military opened fire on peaceful protesters But the President failed to address the carnage during his speech on Thursday, drawing criticism from protesters who accuse him of failing to show empathy & unify the nation”.

In an updated tweet, CNN Africa has now come out with a clarification that reads;

“Clarification: This tweet from October 23 did not attribute the death toll from protests in Nigeria to Amnesty International. The tweet also did not make it clear that the death toll was for protests across the country”.

EndSARS: CNN clarifies its tweet about ''38'' Nigerians being killedEndSARS: CNN clarifies its tweet about ''38'' Nigerians being killed

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