The Nigeria Army has warned again about the fake news fabricated to demoralize troops, cast aspersion and discredit the military in its operations against the Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier Sani Usman Kukasheka, in a statement said that such publications aimed to misinform and mislead the people; aid the insurgents cause and scuttle the 2019 election.
He stated that some elements had continued to publicize inaccurate casualty figures despite the clarifications by the Army Headquarters on casualties recorded at Metele and other military locations in the northeast.
Kukasheka warned those he called mischief makers to keep the Nigerian Army out of politics and mischief, and urged journalists to ensure accurate reportage as well as adhere to professional ethics.
He noted that the feat achieved by the Nigerian Army in the counter insurgency campaign in the past three years is ‘glaringly obvious’, adding that recent temporary setbacks in the course of the fight against insurgency should not be the yardstick for condemning its accomplishments.