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Soldiers in Nigeria have been advised against photographing their activities by the Nigerian Army. The army issued the warning in a statement signed by K.O Bukoye on behalf of Chief of Army Staff Farouk Yahaya.
The army claims that filming military activities has become commonplace in recent years, and that it violates the army’s social media policy.
The army statement calls on various commands to sensitize troops on the need to desist from indulging in such acts as it affects their safety.
The statement reads,
“Recent happening reveals that troops are still in the habit of taking pictures and videos while conducting operations. This habit has become worrisome as it goes contrary to the social media policy and also portends dire consequences, especially for the personal security of troops.
“It will be recalled that several directives have been given with regards to the aforementioned. This continued act, therefore, suggests the need for continuous sensitization of troops at various theatres.
“In view of the foregoing, I am directed to respectfully request you direct formations and units under your command to continually sensitize troops to desist from taking pictures or videos of operational engagement in their various AQRS. Please treat as important and acknowledge.”