Boko Haram: Nigerian Army bars soldiers on duty from posting pictures, videos on social media

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army bars soldiers on duty from posting pictures, videos on social media

The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday declared that men of the Nigerian Army have been forbidden from uploading pictures and videos of their operations on social media.

The General Officer Commanding, GOC, 1 Division Mechanized Army, Kaduna, Adeniyi Oyebade, handed the directive, when he represented the COAS at the graduation ceremony of Men of Nigerian Battalion, NIBBAT 46, at the Nigerian Army Peace Keeping Centre, NAPKC, Jaji in Kaduna.

There have been instances of soldiers, participating in the fight against Boko Haram terrorist, posting pictures and videos on social media, particularly after victories over insurgents.

Oyebade was quoted as saying: “It is prohibited to upload any picture with your uniforms while in operation.

“Specifically, I want to warn you on the use of social media. While you are on operation, you may want to take photo shot of some good moment but you should be very careful while doing that.

“Avoid any picture or video that has to do with your colleague or operation. You are barred not to upload such information. It is prohibited to upload any picture with your uniforms while in operation because it will become pragmatic problems for the Nigerian Army.