Following videos of poor welfare issues leaked on social media, the Nigerian Army has finally banned social media use.
This is coming weeks after videos leaked of hungry, thirsty, and fainting Nigerian troops went viral on social media.
Lieutenant general Adeniyi Oyebade, the GOC of 1 Division Mechanized Army in Kaduna, made the statement.
General Adeniyi issued the directive barring all men of the force from uploading pictures and videos of their operations on social media.
The directive was laid down during the graduation ceremony of Men of Nigerian Battalion (NIBBAT) 46.
The ceremony was held at the Nigerian Army Peace Keeping Centre (NAPKC), Jaji in Kaduna.
According to Oyebade: “It is prohibited to upload any picture with your uniforms while in operation.
“Specifically, I want to warn you on the use of social media.
“While you are in operation, you may want to take a photo shot of some good moment.
“But you should be very careful while doing that.
“Avoid any picture or video that has to do with your colleague or operation.
“You are barred not to upload such information.
“It is prohibited to upload any picture with your uniforms while in operation.
“This is because it will become a pragmatic problem for the Nigerian Army.
“If you cannot desist from this, stop using social media altogether,” General Adeniyi said.