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BBC Admits that Story About Human Flesh Being Served in Anambra Restaurant is False | Apologizes

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BBC has admitted that the story about human flesh being served in an Anambra restaurant is false. They have also apologized for publishing the story.

Here is the statement they released on the matter:

The story about the Nigerian restaurant which we published here was a mistake and we apologise. It was incorrect and published without the proper BBC checks. We have removed the story and have launched an urgent investigation into how this happened.

The BBC Swahili service’s reputation for accuracy and balance remains of paramount importance to us and we are taking the appropriate steps to insure that mistakes like this do not happen again.”

Daily Mail has also acknowledged that the story is false:

An article on 16 May reported that a Nigerian restaurant was shut down for serving human flesh, based on a BBC Swahili report. BBC Swahili has now confirmed that the story was incorrect and the article has now been removed from our website.

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15 Comments

  1. chy

    May 21, 2015 at 7:18 am

    BBC Swahili is undeniably at fault. SA can’t ever wait to paint N*gga black, so we are waiting for Swahili apologies cause they obviously love this.

  2. cindy

    May 21, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Someone just lost his/her job??

  3. Ada

    May 21, 2015 at 7:46 am

    But Bella Naija, u guys based in Naija should have made inquiries first before publishing the story. Instead of quoting telegraph UK and BBC. Ok now they have taken down the story, I hope all your Naija bloggers do the same.

  4. mabel

    May 21, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Crazy people. That is why BBC can never be like CNN. Their reporters are just like their station. Archaic. I can’t even take them serious. Even Aljazeera that started yesterday is far better than them.

    • nnenne

      May 21, 2015 at 11:20 am

      @ msrbel…Aljazeera is equally as bad. They are biased sometimes.

  5. Diddy

    May 21, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Ur apology is futile cos is like wen a man strips his woman naked in the public and covers her nakedness at home,it does not make sense,the international media will never leave us alone untill they succeed in achieving their aim,but it left to us to unite against these vultures cos the strength of a broom lies in its numbers.

  6. o1

    May 21, 2015 at 9:13 am

    If I can remember I think YOU “BELLANIJA” also published this story!!!

  7. Theresa

    May 21, 2015 at 10:11 am

    It goes to show that even the BBC as well as ALL media cannot be trusted especially with news regarding ‘others’. Only God knows what other news from Africa have been untrue, but painted as facts.
    Lord help us!

  8. isaid!

    May 21, 2015 at 10:17 am

    @diddy, totally agree with you ” the strength of a broom truly lies in its numbers”

  9. Politbru

    May 21, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Some locals even celebrated the news because of the locality mentioned in that wicked figment imagined against all black nations. These folks don’t know any difference, whether Swahili, Igbo or Hausa so long as you are black, to them you are the same. So stop hating.

  10. nnenne

    May 21, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Reason why we ought to use our senses.
    Don’t believe everything you read or watch On TV, without asking questions.

  11. Naijababeii

    May 21, 2015 at 11:33 am

    after painting us B L A C K then apologies will follow, i no blame una atall na condition make una d do us like dis but i know say tinz will be GOOD for dis my COUNTRY CALL N I G E R I A.

  12. Naked

    May 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    The foreign media and its foot soldiers have most times painted Africa in bad light and that is to say the least. I think it is high time the African media itself starts bringing to fore the positives about Africa so as to reduce the negative perception about Africa.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      May 21, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      As well as the negatives about our continental/transatlantic counterparts as well. The Nigerian media could do with some more broad-based reporting that leads readers and listeners to ask questions about the activities of so-called 1st world countries – an obvious one would have been the recent bout of negro males killed by policemen in the US, if that hadn’t been flogged to death already. Just one example of events happening in those parts of the world which we can also decide to run news reports on.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      May 21, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      1s sentence should have read “And we should also start highlighting the negatives of our continental/transatlantic counterparts as well”.

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