The Minister made the remark at a press conference in Abuja.
His comments come a day after US-based media, CNN, published a report which, using cellphone videos obtained from witnesses, showed Nigerian soldiers shooting at unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll-gate.
Mr. Mohammed tagged the CNN report as promoting a baseless and preconceived narrative.
He said that the mainstream media should confirm the veracity of footage used before airing.
He also added that the government will work with stakeholders to curb fake news on social media.