CNN, BBC coverage of #EndSARS protest disgusting, says President Buhari
- President Muhammadu Buhari says he is not impressed with the coverage of the #EndSARS protests by some foreign media organisations
- The president accused the organisations of bias, saying their reports on the street processions were not balanced
- The president made the comments while meeting with Nigerian state governors at Aso Rock
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President Muhammadu Buhari has finally spoken openly about the coverage of the #EndSARS protests by the foreign media.
A statement issued by Garba Shehu, spokesman to the president on Tuesday, December 8, and seen by Legit.ng, quoted the president as saying he was disgusted with the coverage, specifically by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Cable News Network (CNN).
The president made the comments while meeting with the 36 state governors at the presidential villa in Abuja.
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“I was disgusted by the coverage, which did not give attention to the policemen that were killed, the stations that were burnt, and prisons that were opened. They said we are all at fault. We don’t have the sympathy of anyone. We are on our own.”
Meanwhile, the national leadership of the Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) has warned against staging the second wave of the #EndSARS protests anywhere in northern Nigeria.
The group said the protest has long outlived its usefulness and it would not sit back and allow rogue elements to plunge Nigerians into another hardship in view of the already ailing economy.
The national chairman of the forum, Comrade Elliot Afiyo stated that the first phase of the protest was hijacked midway by hoodlums which caused serious damage to the economy of the country.
Recall that Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state recently advised Nigerian youths to shelve the idea of another round of #EndSARS protests.
Speaking at a press conference witnessed by a Legit.ng reporter in Abuja on Sunday, December 6, Governor Bello said he is unsettled by credible intelligence reports indicating that another round of the #EndSARS protests is brewing in selected cities across the country.
In a related development, a recent media report indicates that the federal government would treat any fresh demonstration against perceived police brutality or any other issue, as high treason aimed at unconstitutional regime change.
With the threat of fresh protests, the federal government is said to be unprepared to brook any further challenge to its authority.
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