Insurgency: Nigerian Army punishes journalist for asking questions on arms procurement
THE Nigerian Army has punished a senior journalist Amadin Uyi for asking questions on how it spent allocations on armaments and other logistics for the prosecution of war against insurgency and related security threats facing the nation between 2015 and 2019.
Peeved by Uyi’s ‘irrelevant questions,’ the Army’s public relations department removed him from a WhatsApp platform where it shares information on its activities with journalists.
Apart from being the most reliable platform for journalists covering the Army to obtain and confirm information, the platform has the contacts of all spokespersons of the Army divisions and its main spokesperson at the headquarters, Mohammed Yerima, a brigadier-general.
Yerima was appointed the director of information of the Army on February 9, 2021, taking over from Sagir Musa, a brigadier general.