Why angry Nigerian youths attacked TVC and Channels TV
Following the multiple killings of peaceful #EndSars protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, angry Nigerian youths were reported to have unleashed their anger on popular Television stations, TVC and Channels.
These TV stations were attacked due nontransparent reports on the shootings by the military men on the innocent Nigerian youths.
Contrary to the original happening, TVC had reported that the soldiers shot in the air to disperse the peaceful protesters and Channels stated that Soldiers were at Lekki Toll Gate to enforce the 24 hours curfew.
This obviously did not to well with lots of people because the TV stations refused to report what happened at the venue of the killings the exact way it happened.
According to Nigerians, TVC which is said to be owned by the ex governor of Lagos state, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Channels reported a filtered news that favoured the government. These media houses were more of a lap dog than a watch dog, just like they have always been.
Another reason why these Televison stations are in the bad book of Nigerians is because they were nonchallant about the critical situation and decided to move on with their activities like nothing happened.
Some Nigerians took to the streets twitter to express their disappointment and and jubilate over what the youths did to the TV stations by burning them down.
See some reactions below;
@iamseantizzle wrote “TVC dey show sports news, channels dey show Covid-19 update, AIT dey play “Fem”Man facepalming
Nobody is saying anything about this tragedy #EndSars #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigera”
@pst_iren wrote “Imagine the irony. Accusing Police of brutality (which they are guilty of by the way) and putting the lives of innocent civilian staff of TVC at risk to get back at Tinubu? Please stop!!!”
@migatoryJoy wrote “I used to think that Channels was one of the most credible news station in Nigeria until recently, rumours says their station is being attacked by angry mob I hope everyone is safe. After this phase, learn to report the truth, that’s your job! #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria #Endsars”
@dondekojo wrote “They want to pin it on Protesters, TVC will then come and tell parents that Soldiers shot people because they were burning banks. And oh… The CCTV outside the banks too.”
@UnclePamilerin wrote “We cancelled Channels tv and TVC. We will cancel them again #EndSARS”
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— Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) October 21, 2020
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