FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SANCTION BBC, DAILY TRUST FOR GLORIFYING TERRORISM'S
The Federal Government on Thursday through the minister of information, Lai Mohammed disclosed that it will sanction the BBC and Daily Trust Tv for airing respective documentaries glorifying and fueling terrorism, and banditry in Nigeria.
Mohammed said the Federal Government is aware of the unprofessional documentary by the BBC, Africa Eye, where interviews were granted to bandit warlords and terror gangs, thereby promoting terror in the country.
He condemned the BBC for not upholding the same standards and tenets as they would have done in the UK.
The minister also condemned Trust Tv, owned by Media Trust Limited for using its platform to grant interviews to a bandit kingpin, Shehu Rekeb, thereby promoting activities of terrorists.
According to him, both platforms by their actions have become accomplices to terrorists and bandits in the name of reporting.
The minister said the appropriate regulatory body was already looking at the infractions and appropriate sanctions would be meted to both platforms.