FG Urges Restraint In Coverage Of Farmers, Herders Crisis
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has appealed to the media and public commentators to exercise utmost restraint in their coverage of the fallouts of the recent farmers/herders’ clash in Benue State.
According to Mohammed, the government is working hard to address the situation with a view to preventing a recurrence.
HHe noted further that the crisis is not just in Benue State but everywhere across the country.
“It behoves on the media and public commentators not to engage in actions that can aggravate the crisis.
”Lest we are misunderstood, we are neither saying the media should not cover the crisis nor asking public commentators to desist from commenting on it. All we are saying is that both must be circumspect.
”The current poisoned atmosphere of incendiary comments, unrestrained use of pictures and footages that offend human sensibilities as well as finger pointing can only exacerbate the situation and complicate ongoing efforts to end the crisis,” the minister said.