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IPOB Accuses CNN, BBC of Willful Silence on the Issue of Fulani Herdsmen


The Indigenous People of Biafra on Wednesday accused the British Broadcasting Corporation, Cable Network News, Al Jazeera and other foreign media for keeping quiet on the menaces of the Fulani Herdsmen. 

In a statement in Awka, Anambra State by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group stated that the poor reportage was part of a grand scale conspiracy to subjugate the non-Muslim community.

It said, “The killing of the innocent has become the norm under this present All Progressives Congress government led by Major General Muhammadu Buhari.

“More shocking is the fact that world media like CNN, FOX, BBC, Al Jazeera, NBC, ABC etc have remained conspiratorially silent on these horror shows played out in predominantly Christian towns and villages; probably because those being killed are not Muslims.

“We are bombarded daily with news about the suffering of Rohingya people and threats of economic and military sanctions against Myanmar but something far more sinister is happening in Nigeria and especially in Biafraland with no iota of coverage from leading media houses around the world because those being killed in Nigeria are non-Muslims. Only when Muslim populations are affected do we see international condemnations and sanctions.”

The group condemned the killings in Taraba, Kaduna, and Benue and wondered why the federal government has yet to send troops to bring about peace in the area.


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