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We're implementing new strategies to end insecurity

We're implementing new strategies to end insecurity
Following the rising insecurity in the country, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, said the military was implementing new strategies that would bring an end to the scourge in Nigeria.

Irabor, however, called for the development of press code for reporting terrorism, insurgency and conflict stories, urging the media to refrain from broadcasting or circulating information that promotes the terrorists objectives.He said, “The media should report on such incidents in an independent and authentic way, but not allow itself to be made the tool of criminals The German Press Code for example says in reporting actual and threatened acts of violence, the press should carefully weigh the public interest in information against the interest of victims and other people involved.” He urged the Nigerian media to emulate and domesticate the German Press Code as its guiding principle in reportage.He also said the military was working on upgrading the intelligence management procedures of the defence and security sector to strengthen the overall security architecture in the country.

“To this effect, we are working on upgrading the intelligence management procedures of the defence and security sector to strengthen the overall security architecture in the country.” Related News Don't abandon security for elections, Olawepo-Hashim tells FG Terrorists seeking cheap points with AIG's attack — FG APC exonerates Buhari, blames Jonathan for 'incubating terrorism' He said the appraisal of the current security architecture revealed concerns with respect to limited divergent approaches to tackling the emerging threats, ineffective media management as well as regional security dynamics.

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