The Commander, Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole, Brig.- Gen. Adamu Nura, has engaged writers to focus on Nigeria’s public interest in their reporting.
Nura made the appeal, on Friday, while facilitating individuals from the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), who paid him a polite visit in Damaturu, adding that security is everyone’s business.
“Public interest is a higher priority than some other interests, including public interest; since when you ensure public interest, the public interest will naturally be covered”, he said.
He, consequently, urged journalists to consistently help out security organizations, to ensure the public interest in their revealing, and try not to give any form of publicity to terrorists.
“Security is everybody’s business, without security nothing can be achieved.” he said.
He added that the sector was ready to build the capacity of journalists within its jurisdiction, in order to have a harmonious relationship and effective coverage.
Nura added that his doors were open for journalists to report to him any issue that would assist the command in its effort to end the insurgency.
The NUJ Chairman, the Yobe state council, Mr. Rajab Muhammed, commended the Nigeria Army for its relentless efforts at restoring peace in the state.
He also emphasized the need for the army and journalists to strengthen the synergy between them for effective and smooth operation.
Muhammed also appealed to the Army to invest in building the capacity of journalists, being on the front line of the war against insurgents.