The Commander Operation Lafiya Dole Major General Faruk Yahaya had called on the media to support the ongoing operation to end Boko Haram terrorists in the country.
The theatre commander made the call at Maimalari Cantonment during a luncheon organised in honour of the media community in Borno State on saturday.
Gen Yahaya expressed appreciation to the media describing them as a critical stakeholders in the fight against the terrorists. He added that the media as an important requirement could enhance operations when effectively harnessed and deployed.
The theatre commander charged the media to be reliable partners by effectively deploying its skills and competence in support of the operations in the North east. “media should make effort to deny the criminals what they need most, which is publicity” he stated.
Gen Yahaya appeal for constant interaction between operation Lafiya Dole and the press for better understanding of our activities, roles and functions in order to improve synergy.
The luncheon attracted various members of the media community in Borno state which included members of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Correspondents Chapel, Nigeria Association of Women Journalists and online media practitioners among other media stakeholders.