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“CNN, BBC coverage of #EndSARS violence disgusting” – Buhari



President Buhari has said he is disgusted with the coverage of #EndSARS protests by foreign media, including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and America’s Cable News Network (CNN).

Nigerians took to the street to protest against police violence, though the movement as later hijacked by hoodlums who unleashed acts such as looting and arson.

CNN, BBC coverage of #EndSARS violence disgusting - Buhari

The President in a tweet via his official Twitter Handle on Wednesday said the foreign media houses did not balance their reportage on the protest.

According to him, the reports from some major foreign media firms did not attempt to lend a voice to the plight of policemen that were killed following the violence that erupted after the protest.

He further noted that the stations which were burnt and prisons that were opened did not make it into the reports of the foreign press. He wrote;

“It must be said that foreign press coverage of the ENDSARS violence was not balanced, especially from CNN and BBC. 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.”

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