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Nigeria bans reporting 'details' of bandit, insurgent attacks

Nigeria bans reporting 'details' of bandit, insurgent attacks
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has directed broadcast stations in Nigeria to stop reporting the details of attacks by bandits and insurgents.

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has directed broadcast stations in Nigeria to stop reporting the details of attacks by bandits and insurgents.“Headlines of most Newspapers on a daily basis are replete with security topics,” NBC director of broadcast monitoring Francisca Aiyetan said in a letter to broadcast stations.” NBC urged broadcast stations to be guided by provisions of sections 5.” “The commission, therefore, enjoins broadcasters to collaborate with the government in dealing with the security challenges by; not glamourising the nefarious activities of insurgents, terrorists, kidnappers, bandits etc,” Aiyetan said.

“Not giving details of either the security issues or victims of these security challenges so as not to jeopardise the efforts of the Nigerian soldiers and other security agents.3 of the NBC Code which states that “the broadcaster shall not transmit divisive materials that may threaten or compromise the divisibility and indissolubility of Nigeria as a sovereign state.

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