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Misinformation demoralizing military’s fight against terrorism — CDS

 

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa, has said misinformation is to blame for the wrong perception of the military and the upsurge of killings in communities.

The CDS made this statement in Jos, Plateau State, during a national convention/retreat on civil society/military partnership in mitigating crises in North Central, organized by the Middle Belt Journalists Forum, MBJF.

Musa said the military was neutral and asked for an understanding between the soldiers and host communities where they were posted to work.

The CDS, who was represented by the Chief of Staff at Operation Safe Haven, OPSH, Brigadier-General Michael Agi, said: “You have resolved to be a part of a sustainable effort to clear either the misinformation or effects of fake news, especially in the social media, which is largely accountable for the wrong perceptions of the military and the escalations of killings in the region.

“This retreat is coming at the right time when misinformation about our operations is undermining our strong determination to end terrorism and banditry.

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