The Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadri Mohammed has urged the media to use its reportage in uniting Nigerians in the face of protests against police brutality in the nation.
He said although the police have their limitations, the country still needs the police to maintain peace.
The governor stated this in his residence in Yelwan Duguri at Alkeleri local government area of Bauchi, shortly after casting his vote for the local government election.
He said the country is divided as a result of the various protests across the country, hence journalists should not heat up the polity by writing sensational reports.
“Nigeria is so much divided now in the face of the ongoing protest against the SARS unit of the police. You as journalists should not aggravate the situation, but should unite Nigerians by disseminating the rigth information,” the governor said.
“This local government election in the state was conducted to give the people of Bauchi the priveledge of exercising their own universal suffrage by electing their own leaders.
“This, we have successfully done today and the people of the state, especially the grassroot are happy that we have kept our campaign promise of conducting a free and fair local government election,” he said.
Governor Mohammed commended the people for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner throughout the conduct of the election, assuring that his administration will bring more dividends of democracy to the people of the state.