Tuesday, April 16, 2024

‘Stop promoting terrorists, deviant groups’ – Nigerian Army tells media


The Nigerian Military has instructed the media to chorus from selling the actions of terrorists, insurgents and different deviant teams.

The Chief of Military Workers, Lt Gen Abiodun Lagbaja, gave the recommendation through the Nigerian Military’s civil-military media chat for the primary quarter of 2024, in Asaba, Delta State, on Wednesday.

The occasion, themed “Imperatives of Navy-Media Partnership for the Attainment of Nationwide Safety” condemned the actions of non-state actors aiming to undermine the safety, welfare and general prosperity of the nation.

The Chief of Military Workers, who was represented by the Normal Officer Commanding 6 Division and land part commander of the Joint Taskforce South South operations (Delta Secure), Main Normal Jamal Abdussalam, mentioned it’s only by way of the collective efforts of all that “we are able to successfully fight insecurity and restore peace to our nation.”

In line with him, non-state actors thrive on consideration and exploitation to instill worry in law-abiding residents.

“The Nigerian Military is conscious of the complexities and difficulties offered by the present safety panorama within the nation. Consequently, the urgency to deal with safety challenges has necessitated the re-strategising and rejigging of deployed troops to present the specified outcomes, making an allowance for the individuality of the assorted theatres of operations.

“It’s essential to stress that the actions of non-state actors aiming to undermine the safety, welfare, and general prosperity of our nation could be considerably diminished and most non-existent with out the collaboration of sure unpatriotic and unscrupulous people inside our society.

“On this regard, the unprovoked killing of a few of our troops finishing up their constitutional assignments in Okuma Group of Delta State involves thoughts. The dastardly act was executed in probably the most barbaric and merciless method, which is unacceptable and condemnable.”

The military chief mentioned there’s a must reaffirm commitments to strengthening the partnership between the Nigerian Military and the media.

“Allow us to recognise that in an more and more complicated and interconnected world, our collective safety will depend on our capacity to work collectively successfully and harmoniously. Collectively, allow us to harness the facility of communication to advertise peace, unity, and resilience within the face of adversity.

“There’s a must construct a society the place the army and the media are united of their dedication to safeguarding our nation and upholding the values that outline us as Nigerians,” he mentioned.

In his welcome comment, the chief of Civil-Navy Affairs, Main Normal Nosakhare Ugbo, famous the essential roles of the media-military partnership, including that because the media serves as a watchdog in society, the army has a accountability to interact with the media by offering entry to data with out compromising operational safety or delicate intelligence.

He mentioned it’s crucial for the Nigerian Military to all the time preserve the general public abreast of the actions and progress of the military, including that in right this moment’s interconnected world, safety threats can emerge from numerous sources, together with disinformation campaigns.

The particular visitor of honour and the director basic of Voice of Nigeria, Mallam Jubrin Baba Ndache, recommended the Nigerian Military for its unwavering dedication to defending our nation and enhancing military-media relations.

He reiterated that the dedication and professionalism of each the army and media are indispensable of their respective roles.

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