- Social media has been blamed for the continuous attack of Boko Haram
- Lt General T.Y Buratai on Thursday, August 17, attributed challenges facing information security particularly in the effort of the military fight against the Boko Haram
- He said information security is often being used by misguided personnel contrary to the service rules
The challenges facing information security in Nigerian military in their fight against Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast region has been attributed to the social media.
The chief of army staff, Lt General T.Y Buratai on Thursday, August 17, made this during the 3rd Quarter workshop organised for Clerks in the Army on information management and document security
According to Buratai who was represented GOC 7 Division Nigeria army, brigadier general Ibrahim Yusuf, information security is often being used by misguided personnel contrary to the service rules, Daily Post reports.
The chief of army staff, Lt General T.Y Buratai on Thursday, attributed challenges facing information security particularly in the effort of the military fight against the Boko Haram
He said the Nigerian Army extant policy on the use of social media prohibits among others, use of social media to discuss or disclose services matters.
“It is very unfortunate and unprofessional for example for service personnel to resort to social media to disclose classified information or express grievances when the Nigerian Army has well established channels for addressing complaints. It is equally saddening to find operational incidents and occurrences including gory pictures involving own personnel’s and equipments being circulated on social media by troops to the embarrassment of the service and affected families.” Buratai said.
Enumerating the importance of clerks, he said: “You, therefore, need to remain constantly vigilant, alert and refreshed about your enormous duties and responsibilities. You are fully aware that our operations involved your lives, and that of your colleague and comrades who rely on the output from your work to take operational actions,” he added.
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NAIJ.com had reported that Boko Haram terrorists reportedly launched a deadly attack in Borno state killing 27 people with 83 others wounded.
NAIJ.com reported that the attack was carried out on Tuesday, August 15 and was confirmed by local sources.
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