16 January 2012
The British Broadcasting Service and Cable News Network on Monday afternoon demanded explanations from the Nigerian government over the invasion of their
offices by State Security Service agents. Lagos
The agents were said to have forced their way into the offices of the BBC and CNN at noon to stop them from further reporting on the street protests over the removal of fuel subsidy by the Nigerian government.
In postings on its BBC Newshour handle, the BBC wrote, “We’re investigating reports that secret service have forced their way into CNN, BBC building in
. Lagos, Nigeria
“We’re talking to our
bureau team now to find out what’s going on. Security services leave BBC, CNN building in Lagos . Correspondent tells us Lagos wants to keep media on a “short finger”. Nigeria