A two-day media conference was held in Abuja between the Nigerian Army and Media Industry Practitioners which cuts across the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Guild of Editors, Professional Bloggers Association, National Institute of Public Relations and Online publishers.
The conference was organized In line with the Chief of Army Staff’s resolve to work with major stakeholders to wipe out the scourge of Boko Haram terrorism from Nigeria.
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Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai during the conference charged participants to shun the unprofessional habits of fake news reportage and verify information before going to the press.
He explained that some news items can pose as threat to national security therefore as “gatekeepers” editors should be proactive while doing their duties.
A media pact was signed with the military and journalists reaching a concrete agreement to end terrorism in Nigeria.