Nigerian Army Task Journalists On National Interest In News Reportage—-The Commander 1 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Sani Ahmed, has called on journalists to put national interest above others in their news reportage.
The call was made in a statement by the Acting Assistant Director Army Public Relations Headquarters 1 Brigade, Yahayya Ibrahim, and made available to newsmen in Gusau on Saturday.
The commander made the appeal during a courtesy visit by the leadership of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Zamfara State Council, at the Brigade Headquarters in Gusau.
Ahmed commended the working journalists in Zamfara for their contributions towards timely dissemination of information on the operational activities of the troops.
He appreciated the journalists for their synergy and support to the brigade which had aided the operational successes by the troops so far.
He urged them to continue to partner with the troops in ensuring that peace and normalcy returned to the state.
He said the union and its members had a vital role to play in the fight against terrorism and all forms of criminality in the state and the country as a whole.
He added that the intensified security operations had led to the bumper harvest of farm produce and vowed to continue conducting harvest and farm patrol until farmers harvested their produce.
The NUJ Chairman, Ibrahim Maizare, commended the efforts of Nigerian Army in all the successful operations conducted which had yielded positively, especially in this year’s farming season.
Maizare promised to continue to partner and collaborate with Nigerian Army and all other security agencies to achieve the return of normalcy in Zamfara and Nigeria in general.