NBC Wants Us to Describe Gunshots as Fireworks – Shehu Sani Slams New Directive

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A former has lambasted the National Broadcasting Commission over a new directive to media houses.

Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central said NBC wants broadcast to describe gunshots as fireworks.

He took to Twitter to share his opinion.

Recall NBC had given a directive, instructing television and radio stations to desist from revealing “details” the activities of bandits, terrorists and kidnappers in their reports.

Recall NBC in a new order told media outlets there is a need for caution as too many details may have an adverse implication on the efforts the security agencies to solve insurgency in the country.

“The Commission, therefore, urged broadcasters to collaborate with the government by giving details of either the security issues or victims of these security challenges so as not to jeopardise the efforts of the soldiers and other security agents,” the order read.

Reacting, Shehu Sani on Twitter wrote, ”When you see bullets on the ground, NBC wants you to say it’s groundnuts.

”When you hear gunshots, NBC wants you to say it’s fireworks. When you see blood, they want you to say it’s lipsticks. When you see bandits,they want you to say it’s masquerade.”