The Defence Headquarters has tasked on journalists on the need for due diligence in their reportage in other not to mislead the public.
Coordinator, Defence Media Operations Major General John Enenche in a reaction to a publication in some sections of the media with the caption: ”It is not our duty to unravel Boko Haram sponsors” and attributed to him said it was completely taken out of context.
General Enenche explained that unraveling sponsors of Boko Haram, Bandits and other criminal groups is the collective responsibility of the Intelligence fusion centre, where both the Defence Intelligence Agency, Department of State Service and National Intelligence Agency work in harmony, while kinetics of operations is handled by relevant components of the Military.
”It is also on record that these agencies and the Armed Forces of Nigeria work together in all the Theatres of operations in the country.
”Recall also that recently, the Chief of Defence Staff even had National security meeting engagements with the various Heads of these security agencies and the Service Chiefs with a view to re-strategising the ongoing war against criminal elements. The Coordinator was quoted out of context by some media sources.
”The publication is misleading and should therefore be disregarded. It is kindly advised that Journalists put in due diligence, to package stories in the right context before rushing to publish.
”We will remain accessible to the media for corroboration as well as verification of relevant news items.” He added