Shehu Sani Reacts As FG Threatens To Sanction BBC, Daily Trust

Former member of the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the threat to sanction the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Daily Trust over their recent documentaries on terrorism.

Naija News recalls that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had threatened that the Federal Government would sanction the media outlets in due time.

Mohammed had accused the news platforms of glorifying bandits and terrorists with their documentaries and showing the faces of terrorists as if they are Nollywood stars.

In a tweet via his verified Twitter handle on Sunday, Sani wondered why the government is angry with the two media outfits over their recent documentaries.

He wrote: “To be angry with the BBC and Trust TV is like to be angry with the mirror hanged in your bathroom.”

Recall that the BBC on Monday published a 50-minute documentary titled ‘The Bandit Warlords of Zamfara’, which captures the booming kidnap-for-ransom industry and other terrorist activities.

In the documentary, the BBC interviewed a bandit leader who confessed that they bought more weapons with the N60 million ransom paid by the Federal Government for the release of schoolgirls abducted at the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe town in Zamfara State in February 2021.

Ado Aleru, a notorious Fulani gang leader who is wanted by the Katsina Police for leading a massacre in the village of Kadisau in June 2020 was also interviewed.

This article was originally published on Naija News

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