Monday, July 15, 2024

FG threatens to sanction BBC, Daily Trust for ‘glorifying terrorists’

Nigeria’s federal government has said it will penalise the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Daily Trust over their documentaries on terrorism and banditry in Nigeria.

Speaking with journalists on Thursday, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the documentaries promoted terrorism in the country.

The minister said the appropriate regulatory body was already looking at the infractions and appropriate sanctions would be meted to both platforms.

He said, “Let me assure you, they will not get away with this naked glorification of terrorism and banditry in Nigeria.”

“When otherwise reputable platforms like BBC give their platform to terrorists, showing their faces as if they’re Nollywood stars, it is unfortunate. I want to assure them that they won’t get away with it, the appropriate sanctions will be meted.’’



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