- The Nigerian Army is making efforts to engage members of the public on its activities
- This has culminated in setting up a media center for the ongoing Operation Last Hold in the northeast region
- The media centre will coordinate all information emanating from the theatre in both traditional and social media platforms
The Nigerian Army has set up a media operation centre for the ongoing Operation Last Hold in the northeast region.
NAIJ.com gathered that the center is established to coordinate all matters relating to media activities as well as dissemination of useful and timely information to the general public.
The operation is expected to last 4 months commencing from Tesday, May 1 and it entails deployment of additional 4 maneouvre brigades.
The army is confident that the end state of Operation Last Hold will be the total defeat of Boko Haram terrorists to facilitate the restoration of fishing, farming and other economic activities in the Lake Chad Basin.
According to a statement sent to NAIJ.com by the director army public relations, Brigadier-General Texas Chukwu, “the media centre will coordinate all information emanating from the theatre in both traditional and social media platforms for prompt and adequate dissemination of information to ensure the successful conduct of the operation.”
The statement also noted that “the centre will be coordinated by the Chief of Civil Military Affairs, Major General Nuhu Angbazo, on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai.
“The general public is requested to follow the activities of Operation LAST HOLD through the #operationLASTHOLD, Nigerian Army website and its social media platforms on www.army.mil.ng, Facebook/NigrianArmy, Twitter@HQNigerianArmy or call 193 for more information and clarification.”
The statement reiterated the army's loyalty and subordination to the civil authority at all times while carrying out its constitutional roles, while promising that the army will continue to uphold its core values of loyalty, courage, professionalism, discipline, and sacrifice in the interest of a united and prosperous Nigeria.
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Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has declared five suspects wanted in Taraba state in line with the on going military exercise Ayem Akpatuma.
NAIJ.com gathered that the suspects were declared wanted for their alleged roles in the killings in Takum local government area in particular and Taraba state in general.
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