VIDEO CLIP ON EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTIONS: REUTERS WITHDRAW NIGERIA VIOLENCE STORY

An Army Otokar Cobra APC and a Police Mobile Force(MOPOL) 4WD at the frontlines in northern Nigeria

An Army Otokar Cobra APC and a Police Mobile Force(MOPOL)at the frontlines in northern Nigeria

Mon Nov 19, 2012
(Reuters)

Please be advised that the Nigeria story issued on November 18, 2012, reporting
that a video showed Nigerian troops shooting unarmed captives, is withdrawn.

The story is withdrawn because questions have been raised about the date and location of the video. The following story has been withdrawn:

STORY NUMBER: L5E8MI2UG
STORY DATE 18/11/2012
STORY TIME: 1835 GMT

(Editing by Jim Loney)

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10 Responses to VIDEO CLIP ON EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTIONS: REUTERS WITHDRAW NIGERIA VIOLENCE STORY

  1. beegeagle says:

    A dignified volte face such as can only be expected of REUTERS..no less. Classy performance.

    Major lessons for the likes of “THE GUARDIAN(UK)” and the BBC who think that on Africa, saying a decorous “we erred” detracts from their claims of “expertise”. Better to rubbish the Africans than to lose face appears to be the unstated rule.

    • CHyde says:

      This is what we’ve been suffering for ages. Let THE GUARDIAN UK LEARN

    • Somoric says:

      Oga Beeg, as human being do get it wrong and we should be honourable to say we did get it wrong. Reuters is known for high-quality reporting and impartial bias. The damage has been done to Reuters hard-earned reputation especially on African Miltary matters and they know it. Please forget the Guardian UK and their “small-girl” reporter please. I am also happy that the Nigerian Army Public Relations Department do understand the need to enagage the media that operates 24 X 7 robustly. As you did suggest yesterday, the so-called smoking gun is non-existent and that’s why we need to take every thing we do read and see with a pinch of salt. That’s why i love reading this blog.

  2. eyimola says:

    The stupid story is still on the bbc website without any caveats or qualification.

    • Deway says:

      They still left the story but if you look towards the end you’ll see this statement:
      “Clarification, 20 November 2012: The Reuters news agency has now withdrawn its story about the video, saying questions have been raised about its date and location”.

      But they should have put it down at the beginning of the story.

  3. beegeagle says:

    When we lay on the BBC here, it is not for nothing. The first agency out with the bad news would be the BBC. Even when the source have admitted that their video cannot be validated, the BBC won’t recant.

    It is either their egos are monumental or they really have a huge appetite for running down Nigeria. But we shall not give them any space to continually ride roughshod over us. The measure they give is precisely what they shall get. What would it take to pull down that piece of tripe from their newsboard – even after the original narrators have recanted? Any wonder that we continue to insist that their spurious and never-endinf claims of objectivity and impartiality have no toehold in reality?

    Thank God for new media. The tyranny of the traditional media can now be challenged with gusto and precision.

  4. jimmy says:

    Honestly the thing i have streneously advocated is regardless of the foolishness of the western media and i don’t care whether it is reuters or anyone else. Please let me emphasize this the Nigerian armed Forces need to take a deeper insight into this the rush to judgement by the western media in my opinion is not surprising it is to be expected. There is alady on cnn called erin burnett she has lived in nigeria and her sister has lived in MALI for a long time when she talks about AFRICA IT IS COMPLETLEY DIFFERENT FROM THESE KNUCKLEHEADS.
    The problem is easily solvable the armed forces needs to do a much better job when it comes to information because as we are beginning to see in earnest when it comes to Nigeria the same journalistic restraint and ethical rules of conduct do not apply . The ARMED FORCES SHOULD PARTNER with well respected journalist and see the benefits when issues like these come up.

  5. anas says:

    The nigeria shuld bring legal action against reuters for libel and also the army shuld step up its PR dept to counter all these falsehood against it

  6. Joseph kumangar says:

    Reuters ought to be banned for a while for causing discord in such a society that requires caution over the security in the light of self willed terrorists

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