Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has condemned the Federal Authorities for threatening to sanction the BBC and Every day Belief over their latest documentaries on terrorism.
Naija Information had earlier reported that the Minister of Info and Tradition, Lai Mohammed on Thursday threatened that President Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities would sanction the platforms in due time.
Mohammed accused the information platforms of glorifying terrorists with their interviews.
Gumi in his response claimed that the Buhari authorities is looking for a scapegoat to justify its failure.
He accused the federal government of losing $16 billion within the final seven years with out outcome on safety.
In keeping with Gumi, BBC captured the precise reason behind insecurity in Zamfara State, including that it’s extra of an ethnic warfare.
Gumi in a press release launched on Friday “FG’s try in looking for a scapegoat to justify its obvious failure after losing over $16 billion within the final seven years with none commensurate outcome on safety and efforts to blackmail sure media organisations for his or her patriotism in reporting the disaster is unlucky and ought to be resisted by all accountable media organisations.
“What is occurring in Nigeria at present, particularly within the North West as clearly captured by the BBC, is extra of an ethnic warfare and reprisal killings and assaults because of the authorities’s failure to deal with well-documented situations of injustices that had been initially performed to the Fulanis.
“What do you anticipate from a society (Fulani) that was left in whole ignorance and lack of training, particularly when their major technique of livelihood (cattle) has been fully rustled by different felony parts inside and out of doors our safety businesses with none effort by the federal government to deal with the injustice.
“As I speak to you now, cattle rustling has not stopped. Many law-abiding Fulanis have fallen sufferer to the official extortion of their cows. I’ve well-documented proof involving some safety brokers wherein I intervened. How do you anticipate as a authorities to deal with insecurity, particularly associated to Fulani bandits with out addressing such situations of extortion and rustling?
“When a Commander-in-Chief rewards failure with ambassadorial appointments in a system and a society that data elevated assaults, when safety businesses can’t even defend Abuja and particularly when the Guards Brigade can’t even defend themselves to not speak of the President, then why blame the media for such failure and ineptitude for reporting it?.”