Buratai says reporting on national security not for everyone

Buratai says reporting on national security not for everyone

- The chief of army staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, cautions Nigerians against publishing national security issues

- Buratai appeals to Nigerians to make efforts to save the country from plans of unpatriotic elements fighting to pull the country down

- The army chief says activities of unpatriotic elements are capable of obstructing military operations and demoralising troops at the expense of national security

The chief of army staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, has warned that anyone publishing national security issues could be found guilty of breaching the official secrets act, 1962.

Buratai gave the warning on Thursday, January 10, when inaugurating the Army 63 Division in Asaba, Delta state and kicking-off of Exercise Python Dance 111 (Egwe-Eke).

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The chief of army staff who was represented by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Enugu, Maj Gen Jamil Sarham, appealed to Nigerians to make efforts to save the country from plans of unpatriotic elements fighting to pull the country down.

He said activities of the unpatriotic elements’ were capable of obstructing military operations and demoralising troops at the expense of national security.

Buratai said the Python Dance III exercise would stamp out , kidnappers, robberies and other security threats in parts of the country.

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“The python must have swallowed all bandits, rustlers, terrorists, kidnappers, robbers and militants in the country. The python will also have swallowed thugs and other miscreants that may raise their ugly heads,” he said.

Meanwhile, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Abubakar Maikobi, has urged troops of operation Egwu Eke III to respect human rights and foster peaceful co-existence.

The division’s deputy director, public relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, said this in a statement on Friday, January 11, in Enugu after the GOC paid operational visit to Sectors two, three and six of Egwu Eke III otherwise known as Python Dance III.

The army boss urged troops to discharge their duties professionally and responsively within the ambit of the Constitution in-line with COAS vision.

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