EndSARS: Nigerians react to Buhari's comment on CNN, BBC reports
The reaction of President Muhammadu Buhari to reports of the BBC and CNN on the EndSARS protest has fuelled heated discussion including mixed comments among Nigerians on social media.
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President Buhari expressed disgust towards the fact that both international media houses remained mute on the numerous attacks on the Nigeria Police Force, stations and officers during the rallies that were hijacked by hoodlums.
The president had said:
"...I was disgusted by the coverage, which did not give attention to the policemen that were killed, the stations that were burnt, and the prisons that were opened."
Some Nigerians on social media also voiced out their displeasure over the online newspapers' alleged failure to reveal the many lapses of the government reportedly covered up by those in power.
One of those who favour this view, Youth Champion, said:
"I'm also disgusted that CNN and BBC did not mention this government's sponsored thugs that attacked a peaceful protest with the help of the security personnel. A situation hastily covered up by the presidency and the ministry of information led by Lai Mohammed."
Other Twitter users like Abdul Afolabi said that the president is only concerned about the coverage of BBC and CNN while victims of the EndSARS protest are yet to get justice.
"While the victims of #EndSARS are yet to get justice, Buhari is concerned with CNN and BBC."
Another Nigerian, William, said that the presidency is disgusted because it does not want to hear the truth about what really happened from global media.
"CNN and BBC disgust them because they know what they did. They are disgusted because they could not hide this like they did in Zaria, Odi, Asaba, Oyigbo and many others."
Also, Fisayo Soyombo, a Twitter user, is angry that the media houses did not give attention to the imported the thugs that infiltrated the protesters, the SARS officials who killed innocent Nigerians in the past, the identities of the soldiers who shot Lekki protesters.
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Meanwhile, the Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had faulted the investigative report by CNN on the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate.
Seye Oladejo, the party's publicity secretary, said the report was suspicious, adding that it left more questions than answers.
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