Again, Army warns troops against taking photos, videos during operations

The Nigerian Army says troops were still not adhering to its instructions warning them to desist from taking photos and videos while conducting operations.

The recent warning conveyed in a statement by K.O Bukoye on behalf of Farouk Yahaya, the Chief of Army Staff dated October 2, said the practice negates its social media policy and portends dangers for the troops.

It further advised various military formations in the country to sensitize its personnel on the need to desist from such acts.

“Recent happening reveals that troops are still in the habit of taking pictures and videos while conducting operations,” the military said. “This habit has become worrisome as it goes contrary to the social media policy and also portends dire consequences, especially for the personal security of troops.

“It will be recalled that several directives have been given with regards to the aforementioned. This continued act, therefore, suggests the need for continuous sensitization of troops at various theatres.

“In view of the foregoing, I am directed to respectfully request you direct formations and units under your command to continually sensitize troops to desist from taking pictures or videos of operational engagement in their various AQRS. Please treat as important and acknowledge.”