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Nigerian Army Warns Soldiers Against Taking Photos and Videos During Military Operations

Posted by Thandiubani on Thu 04th Nov, 2021 - tori.ng

The army gave the warning in a statement signed by K.O Bukoye on behalf of Farouk Yahaya, the Chief of Army Staff.

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The Nigerian Army has sent a warning to troops directing them to stop taking photos and videos during operations.
 
The recent warning may not be unconnected with viral video of soldiers shooting at homes of civilians.
 
The army gave the warning in a statement signed by K.O Bukoye on behalf of Farouk Yahaya, the Chief of Army Staff.
 
According to the army, the practice of filming military operations had become common practice in recent times and contradicts 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."


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