The Nigerian Army has told its officers that anyone caught making unauthorized posts on social media will be arrested, investigated, and court-martialled.
The General Officer Commanding, 81 Division, Major-General Lawrence Fejokwu, spoke at the opening of a two-day workshop to educate officers on Human Rights and Humanitarian Laws on Tuesday.
General Fejokwu said the training would help to support the strategic vision of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Leo Irabor.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the sensitization workshop was taking place as a fallout from the events of the #EndSARS protest in 2020.
General Fejokwu, who spoke through his Chief of Staff, Nsikak Edet, a brigadier-general, said the COAS vision was to build a Nigerian Army repositioned to professionally defeat all adversity in a joint environment.
“For instance, the case of EndSARS which we handled as a Division brought about a lot of issues bothering on proper management of social media space.
“So, this lecture will instill high quality character on how officers should comport themselves when on duties.
“People are watching, taking videos and recording and this can be used against such an officer in a negative form,” he said.