BBC and AFP journalists slam Femi Adesina for ‘lying’ about military not disclosing casualties

BBC and AFP journalists, Anna Cunningham and Phil Hazelwood have called out Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina for allegedly ‘lying’ that the military does not disclose figure of casualties in an attack.

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We reported that Femi Adesina who was a guest on Channels TV last night, addressed the controversy surrounding the Metele Boko Haram attack which left over 100 Nigerian soldiers dead. Femi Adesina who is President Buhari’s senior special assistant on media and publicity stated that all over the world, the military does not or rarely disclose the figure of casualties.

However reacting to this BBC and AFP journalists who disclosed that have been invited to countries like US, Canada, Australia and others for press briefing about military casualties, also shared links of such disclosure.

Anna Cunningham wrote;

Really @FemAdesina @channelstv ? Here is the list British military fatalities list available from the government gov.uk/government/sta & here is the US list fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec & the French memoiredeshommes.sga.defense.gouv.fr/fr/article.php

I have reported on the funerals of soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. The media were invited to cover the funeral services.Those deaths were made known by the MOD with permission from next of kin.

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Phil Hazelwood who is AFP’s bureau chief in Nigeria, Benin, Togo & Ghana, also shared links. He wrote;

Canada canada.ca/en/department- Australia awm.gov.au/articles/encyc UN peacekeeping operations

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103 Comments

  1. Mr. Femi Adeshina can you plz give us the site were we can see the names of our brave fallen hero’s. What a shame

  2. that doesn’t concern us, let everybody face his own issue, that is Nigeria issue, they should face there country issue.

  3. What a life, lying? C’mon we are talking about lives here not animals let’s try and focus on the outcome instead of the calling of names

  4. I knew his statement was false..bcs I do hear them speak about numbers of soldier killed on CNN, Aljazeera n BBC..see as this man day fall our hand…chai!

  5. Don’t mind Mr. Femi Adesina. If it is not disclosed, how will people get to know what is happening in the military? Why is Nigeria’s case so different in every case?

  6. This is so much alarming,why must they disclose issues of the country to strangers instead of their core citizens,let’s wake up please!!

  7. This man only say it based on his perspective and not not to be sentence for his words….Hoe many times has Nigerian Army force disclose the name of those that lost the lives in the hand of this terrorist…..we need to think directly.

  8. Hmm,that’s a fault on Femi adesina path,

    How will you spread a news you are not sure of…

    That’s nonsense anyway…

  9. I thank God for freedom of information today and technological advancements in the way and manner information is gartered today. You can not lie and go Scot free, you must be sort out. Mr Adesina, sit up.

  10. Mr demi Adesua you cab embark on a search journey about the killing of our military men by the boko haram if you so wishes to see where their bodies are desposed

  11. They shouldn’t take this matters for granted, it’s the lifes of Nigerian citizens we are talking about, if there names are requested for they should be atleast honored for the sake of their families

  12. Don’t mind Mr. Femi Adesina. If it is not disclosed, how will people get to know what is happening in the military? Why is Nigeria’s case so different in every case?.may God help us in this our country.

  13. That’s to tell us not every nation practices our wicked ways of disregarding the nation’s fallen heroes, at least we owe them our last respect for losing their lives in the fight.

  14. Nigerian government always like to cover up truth especially death casualties. But the fact is that truth must be told

  15. I know his comments were false because I do hear them speak about numbers of soldier killed on CNN, Aljazeera and other TV channels..its well with us.

  16. When will Adesina learn… is there nobody who can advise him before releasing press release ? Because he his alway getting it wrong

  17. This is serious oo
    Nigerian government like to coverup truth especially death casualties
    Sha the truth must always come out

  18. This man called femi adesina is not always in his right senses when he talks I wonder why our government will hide the truth from the public

  19. But why would he lie about this sad occurrence or how true is this? I hope we are not being fooled or tossed. This is a very sad thing happening to our soldiers

  20. Femi it bad for you to lie because you are a high esteemed person, you should not be feeding the public with lies

  21. BBC and AFP
    That is the situation in Nigeria
    They lie and quote stupid reference
    Either because they see us as stupid or because they are stupid but since I know for sure we are not stupid then it’s obvious they are really stupid after all
    A good thing you’ve made your point to them @BBC and AFP

  22. As long as is this country we don’t expect you people to accept truth, once money have been paid, every genue infor becomes lies, we are used to it

  23. I do hear them speak about numbers of soldier killed on CNN, Aljazeera n BBC..see as this man day fall our hand.

  24. Nigerians are liars from the head to the least person, always covering the truth, I wonder what they are trying to hide. Old men lying through their noses.

  25. Mr femi must you go this way y are you people like this or you can help us provide the website or the name.

  26. We have a lie lie government ,everything they tell us is always lie we dont even believe in anything they say again

  27. That Is Nigeria for us we the truth has been fold and lies we just be moving like water,i like the BBC interference

  28. PLease the number of casualties does not really mater to me..what matters is the effort the government put in place to avoid such tragedy re occurance

  29. I don’t think the names of our fallen heroes should be our greatest concern now. We should think about how to stop the killings

  30. the most important thing now is for all this killing to stop, we are no more interested to know how many they are

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