Nigeria promises media’s safety

Major-General Chris Olukolade

Major-General Chris Olukolade

LAGOS – Nigeria’s military has restated its commitment to the safety of journalists and other information seekers in the warfront.

“Our concern remains the issue of safety for anyone in search of information. Much as we want to assist genuine seekers of information we do not feel obliged to devout scarce resources to satisfying the fancy of pleasure seeking adventurers or the curious and mindless critics who just want to roam around with questionable motives.

“We should not be blackmailed into compromising the security of information and operations in the name of undefined ideas of transparency,” Director Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, said.

Meanwhile, the army has maintained its commitment of the rescue of the girls kidnapped in Chibok last year.

More than 200 schoolgirls were abducted.

In a letter addressed to the leadership of Bring-Back-Our-Girls (BBOG) group, the army cautioned the group to be wary of those he called
“charlatans looking for a platform to denigrate the military for selfish and ulterior motives.”

“I feel constrained to call your attention to the existence and activities of charlatans in your midst who have never had the privilege of responsible service in public sector but are now keen to see everyone in position brought down to entertain their fancy and envy.” – CAJ News