Media giving Boko Haram free publicity – Army Chief
Lieuutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai the Chief of Arm Staff, Nigeria Army asked the media to stop reporting Boko Haram.
He reiterates the facts that Nigerians and its media houses are giving the terrorists unnecessary publicity.
Buratai further explained when then the media houses report or discuss Boko Haram, they eulogize them.
He pleaded that as peace loving people, Nigerians should not be glorifying these criminals by calling them by any name other than “criminals, rapists, kidnappers, armed robbers and murderers.”
“Unfortunately, many Nigerians are not aware that giving prominence to the criminal activities of the terrorists group through sensational headlines and fake news in both electronic and print media could also amount to tacit support to terrorism which violates the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011.
“It is therefore important that all Nigerians to rally round our gallant troops as they fight these criminals.
“All should know that the support to the efforts of the Armed Forces Of Nigeria in the counter terrorism efforts would boost their morale and it will be highly appreciated.
“The Nigerian Army is asking for the continued understanding and cooperation of all Nigerians and well meaning people”, Buratai said.