Presidency Meets BBC Team Over #EndSARS Protest Report


Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said in a tweet on Friday that the Presidency was pleased with the reportage of the crisis by the BBC.

“Following concerns expressed about reporting of #endsars in Nigeria, the presidential Media team met with the BBC team to discuss the matter.

“We acknowledge that the BBC has reported extensively on all sides of this story. We are pleased that the BBC has heard our concerns,” he wrote.

The Presidential media team has met with the BBC team to discuss its reportage of the #EndSARS protest which climaxed on October 20 with the shooting of protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos.

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Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has repeatedly commended BBC over its report of the protest. On the other hand, he criticized CNN, saying the broadcaster reported a one-sided story.

CNN insists it gathered that soldiers shot live bullets at protesters but the government and the military have denied it severally.

President Muhammadu Buhari had in a tweet on Wednesday said he was “disgusted” by foreign media coverage of the protest especially CNN and BBC.

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