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Military, Media Join Forces Against Insurgency

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In line with the Chief of Army Staff’s resolve work with major stakeholders to wipe out the scourge of Boko Haram terrorism from Nigeria, the Nigerian Army and the media have entered a pact to work collectively against terrorism propaganda in the interest of the country.

This took place after a two -day media conference held in Abuja between the Army and media industry practitioners cutting across the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Guild of Editors, Professional Bloggers Association, National Institute of Public Relations and Online publishers.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai during the conference charged participants to shun the unprofessional habits of fake news reportage and verify information before going to the press.

Buratai maintained that some news items can pose as threat to national security therefore as “gatekeepers” editors should be proactive while doing their duties.

At the end of the conference, a media pact was signed with the military and journalists reaching a concrete agreement to end terrorism in Nigeria.

The communiqué jointly signed by Prof Emmanuel S. Dandaura, Chairman, Communiqué Drafting Committee, Major Olaniyi Osoba Secretary,  Amaka Agbo and Hajiya Sani as members, stressed the need for a collaborative efforts and understand to end the menace.

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