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We’ll include journalists in low-risk operations – Army

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, said the army will embed journalists in low-risk military operations. Lagbaja said this on Monday during the…

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, said the army will embed journalists in low-risk military operations.

Lagbaja said this on Monday during the maiden international conference organized by the Department of Mass Communication, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.

Lagbaja was represented by Brig.-Gen. Moyo Akinojo, Commander, 41 Engineering Brigade.

The army chief stressed the need to prioritize training for journalists in conflict reporting to ensure accurate presentation.

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He added that the training was also essential in winning the trust, belief and confidence of the populace.

Lagbaja noted that the armed forces of Nigeria have a clear understanding of the profound impact the media narratives have on military operations and the socio-economic fabric of Nigeria.

He therefore urged media practitioners to shun sensational reporting in the interest of security and national development.

Earlier, Prof. Kabiru Bala, Vice-Chancellor of ABU, while commending the department for organizing the maiden international conference, urged other departments not to relent in organizing such events to foster intellectual discourse for national development.

 

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