Peter Dauke, general officer commanding (GOC), division 3 of the Nigerian army, Jos, has cautioned soldiers on the use of the social media.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of 58 officers of the 63 regular course from Jaji, Kaduna state, Dauke told the troops to make sure that they do not display information that may implicate national security.
The officers just completed a three-month regiment and leadership training at the 20 battalion in Serti, Taraba, the state capital.
While acknowledging the officers’ right to interface with the public on the social media, he said they should be mindful of what posts to display, advising them to put national security above any other consideration.
He challenged the graduating officers to effectively apply the knowledge acquired during the training to tackle modern security challenges.
Dauke said the introduction of the three months training, after the regular course in Jaji, was the first of its kind.
Earlier, Anwar Abdullahi, commanding officer of the 20 battalion, Serti, had disclosed that the three months training covered instructional, practical and demonstration skills.
“The training also covered regimentation, customs, ethics, weapons handling, navigation, communications and traditions of the army,” he said.
Abdullahi commended the chief of army staff for designating the 20 battalion in Serti as a model training centre for officers from the regular course in Jaji, and particularly for improving on the facilities in the battalion.