By Elohor Igbru/Abuja
The Nigerian Army ( NA) today warns it’s personnel against the use of social media to engage the NA authorities saying anyone caught in the act will be “severely death with.”
In a press statement issued in Abuja, the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohamed Yerima said while reacting to an alleged story that some non commissioned officers wrote a petition against deductions for the Nigeria Army Welfare Housing Scheme (NAWHS).
Brigadier Yerima said the signatories who claimed to be writing on the behalf of Nigerian soldiers are “fictitious names and numbers which are non-existent in the Nigerian Army records.”
He said the current Chief of Army Staff met an Army Housing Scheme in the pipeline and constituted a Committee to understudy its feasibility and desireability.
“Questionnaire was subsequently designed by the Committee for soldiers to bare their minds on the scheme and to ascertain those who are interested in it. It was still at this stage of administering the questionnaire to soldiers that agent provocateurs seized the moment to demonize the scheme with toxic narratives.
” Members of the Nigerian Army have established mechanisms of responding to administrative issues and resort to social media is not one of them.
” Any personnel caught using social media to engage the authorities will be severely dealt with. It is however curious that a scheme meant to benefit soldiers and families could be so flaggrantly twisted in the social media using names and numbers that are alien to the Nigerian Army. The motive for this kind of strange act will ultimately be uncovered,” Yerima said.