The Director of Defence Information, Major General John Enenche, has disclosed that the Nigerian Army is now monitoring social media for anti-government and anti-military speeches.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday met with service chiefs and ordered them to strengthen their operations all over Nigeria.
Speaking to Channels TV, Enenche said the move became necessary in light of troubling activities and misinformation capable of jeopardising the unity of the country.
He said the social media has always been a challenge all over the world and for the military, it is no different.
Imagine when the President came back and addressed the nation, not up to 30 minutes later, a fake speech of the Commander-In-Chief was being circulated in order to do what? To derail the people.
If you are not very sharp and if you didn’t listen to the speech or you don’t have a copy of it like I had it almost immediately, you wouldn’t know. So, looking at it from that perspective, it is a challenge everywhere.
What are we doing? In the military, we are now taking on it more seriously than ever. We have our strategic media centres that monitor the social media to be able to sieve out and react to all the ones that will be anti-government, be anti-military, (and) be anti-security.