11 June, 2014
The Caretaker Chairman of Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State, Ali Modu Gana, has expressed disappointment with the media report credited to British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) morning, Hausa service program, on Tuesday, which states that “some Boko Haram terrorists invaded Dikwa on Monday and set ablaze the council secretariat after chasing away security operatives deployed to the area”.
Gana said: “there was no Boko Haram attack in Dikwa as carelessly and unprofessionally reported by the BBC, describing the report as baseless, unfounded, untrue aimed at misleading the public and give terrorists cheap publicity”. The council boss stated this to journalists in Maiduguri, the state capital, while reacting to BBC Hausa program aired on Tuesday morning.
Gana also denied BBC source, which they claimed to have spoken with him in an interview. where the source said, “the military and other security operatives ran away when the terrorists invaded Dikwa before they set ablaze the council’s secretariat,” maintaining that no any place was attacked as widely reported, and for BBC which is one of the respected international media, will concoct a story that didn’t exist/happen shows how members of the public and the audience are been misled,misinformed, misguided and faced with media imperialism.