Army sensitises media influencers on peace

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By Ibrahim Mustapha, Lagos

The Nigerian Army has organised one-day training for social media influencers and online journalists, to enhance peace and stability.

The training, organised by the Department of Civil- Military Affairs was in partnership with Security Affairs & TVS Limited in Lagos.

The Head of the Department, Major General US Mohammed told Voice of Nigeria that the Nigerian Army has the constitutional responsibility to support other security agencies in combating security challenges in the country.

He stressed the efforts of the Nigerian Army in the six geo-political zones,

He emphasised on the South-South and North East being a unique case due to the security challenges encountered in the course of protecting oil facilities and Boko-Haram insurgents.

“My department is saddled with the responsibility of projecting a positive image of the Nigerian Army,” he said.

“The department has a Human Rights desk established for rights violation, for justice to prevail after an appropriate investigation.

US Muhammed chastised the wrong usage of social media, explaining that fake news and hate speeches are destructive and misleading.

“Participants are imbibe the spirit of love and patriotism for our country, because doing the opposite means undermining our country. The people in the other countries will always believe whatever we say of our own country,” he admonished.

He lauded the co-operation of the Multinational Task Force, saying that through them, the Boko Haram insurgents have been suppressed to a large extent.

 

Lateefah Ibrahim