Nigerian Army commends media for counter-insurgency reportage

The Nigerian Army on Monday commended the Nigerian media for its objectivity in the coverage of the ongoing counter-insurgency operations in the North-East.

The commandant of the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information, Col. John Agim, made the commendation in Maiduguri.

Agim said that the media had played great role in disseminating accurate information to Nigerians on the successes recorded by the military on the operations against Boko Haram.

“I think that the Nigerian media has lived up to expectation in keeping Nigerians abreast on the military operations in the North-East.

“When we arrived in Maiduguri we were surprised that there is peace everywhere, contrary to the belief in many areas.

“I think that the media has a lot of job to do in letting Nigerians and the whole world know that peace has returned here, because outside many people do not know,” he said.

Ajim added that genuine investors would return to the state when they became aware of the restoration of peace to the troubled zone.

The commander, who led members of the Senior Course on Strategic Communication of the school on tour of the state, said the visit was aimed at getting first-hand information on the military operations in the state.

“The Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information is the one that drives the information sector of the Nigerian Army.

“For the course to achieve its aim we need to be on ground in one of the areas the army is carrying out operations to get first-hand information,” he said.

The team also paid courtesy visits to Gov.Kashim Shettima and the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Garbai.