Ex-minister calls me evil girl — CNN’s Stephanie Busari

Stephanie Busari

Bureau head of CNN Africa Stephanie Busari has said that a former minister in Nigeria calls her an “evil girl”.

Busari revealed this in an Instagram post on Saturday, stating that the unnamed former minister calls her that because of her investigate work during the #EndSARS protest in 2020.

She said, “Thrilled to be in Berlin giving a speech on investigative journalism in Africa and hosting a fireside conversation with respected journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas who has exposed so many ills and corrupt politicians in our society.

“One former Minister I am told refers to me as ‘omo buruku yen’ (that evil girl!!!) 🤣🤣because of my investigative work during End Sars, which uncovered the shooting of innocent protesters by the Nigerian army.”

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“It is not an easy task but we still need truth tellers who will hold the powerful accountable and call them out when they are wrong. It takes a certain kind of bravery to do that in Africa where leaders frequently abuse the powers of their office,” Busari added.

After the October 20, 2020 clash between #EndSARS protesters and security forces, the CNN alleged that protesters were massacred.

But the Federal Government under former President Muhammadu Buhari debunked the claim.