- The Army boss, Lieutenant General Tukur Burata, has warned Nigerian soldiers about the implications of using social media wrongly
- Buratai said that the inappropriate use of social media can endanger the lives of soldiers in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents
- He also said that the act can compromise the battle against crimes throughout the country
Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, the chief of Army staff, has warned troops on the use of the social media, stressing that they should not let it to endanger their battle against the Boko Haram and other criminal elements threatening the peace and security of the nation.
Buratai sounded the warning to frontline troops of the 27 Task Force Brigade, Nigerian Army special forces, operating in Buni Yadi, Yobe state, The Nation reports.\
According to a statement signed by Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, the Nigerian Army spokesperson, Buratai urged the troops to refrain from inappropriate use of the social media, saying it could expose them to their enemies and put them in serious risks.
Chukwu said the Army boss was represented by Major General Temidayo Olukoju, the commander corps signals,
The statement read: “Troops of 27 Task Force Brigade and Nigerian Army Special Forces School, Buni Yadi, Yobe State have been advised on the wrong use of social media.
“The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai gave the advice during a visit to the troops in frontline as part of activities marking this year’s Eid-el- kabir celebration.
“He urged the troops to desist from inappropriate use of the social media, saying that such practice could expose them to adversaries and danger which could put the operation into jeopardy.
“The COAS who was represented by the Commander Corps of Signals, Major General Temidayo Olukoju, expressed satisfaction on the conduct of the troops.
“He enjoined them to maintain high level of alertness and be discipline at all times. He stressed further that such would enable them clear the remnant of Boko Haram terrorists in the North East in particular and nation in general.“
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the army in a tweet on Monday, July 16, described the report as misleading, adding that 22 members of Boko Haram were killed when the terrorists tried to cart away operational vehicles of troops.
The military also faulted a report that an army base a in Jilli, a village in Yobe state, on Saturday, July 14 was attacked by insurgents.
The army called on members of the public to disregard the report and go about their legitimate businesses as it is on top of the situation.
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