CNN, BBC Coverage Of #EndSARS Protest Disgusting — Buhari

CNN, BBC Coverage Of #EndSARS Protest Disgusting — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as ‘disgusting’ the coverage of the #EndSARS protest by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Cable News Network (CNN) and other foreign media.

Speaking at a meeting with state governors at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday, Buhari said the foreign media coverage was not balanced.

According to the president, CNN and BBC deliberately omitted the killing of police officers and attacks on police stations and prisons.

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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),” he was quoted as saying by his spokesman, Garba Shehu.

President Buhari further warned that the government would no longer allow violent demonstrations in Nigeria adding: “democracy does not mean confusion or lack of accountability.”

On the destruction of private and public property, Mr Buhari said no responsible government would allow such to happen again.

“We do not stop anyone from demonstrating, but you don’t set up roadblocks and smash windscreens. Which government will allow that?’’