Military intensifies use of social media, DHQ holds first live chat


The Nigerian Military said it is embracing Social Media usage fully in its Operations.

Defence spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu stated this while hosting the first-ever Social Media Live Chat at the Defence Headquarters on yesterday in Abuja.

“The truth is social media has come to stay, and social media influencers are a great tool for national development.” Brig Gen Nwachukwu said.

Nwachukwu who received comments from hundreds of followers hosted a group of online Journalists including TNG’s Correspondent.

TNG gathered that the military had received a lot of assistance from the social media Communities worldwide which the Defence spokesman said they look forward to more.

He added that the Defence Human right desk is open for complaints of any kind.

The chat also featured success recorded by the Military in the counter-insurgency drive. “Bokoharam is fully defeated… no state no village is being controlled by Bokoharam, they only engage in criminal activities to help aid their Operations…”

The social media chat saw Defence Spokesman receiving award for the “best Quick to response” the spokesperson of the year for being proactive to the requests for information by the press. The award was the brainchild of Security Affairs, a Peace and Security Civil society organisation

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