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Insecurity: Defence chief tells media to tone down reportage

 Insecurity: Defence chief tells media to tone down reportage 

Leo Irabor

The Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor, has urged the media to tone down its reportage of insecurity in Nigeria.

He said the narratives found within the media space is

misleading, adding that the reportage on insecurity stokes fear among the people.

Irabor said this at the Financing Safe Schools event which held in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to him, “The narratives that you find within the media space is misleading. I will rather that the media begin to tone down the hype that they give to issues that have to do with insecurity,” Irabor said.

“The reason is this: it starts stoking fear amongst the people. There’s some sense of confusion that is also introduced such that it would appear that everyone is no longer focused and thinking right to be able to understand what needs to be done at a particular point in time.”

“I would rather urge the media to understand that a failed nation is actually not also good for the business of the media. And it’s only when you have a better understanding of the impacts that one is able to make progress.

“We desire to live in an environment where peace and security prevails.”

The event was also attended by the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo; Chief of Air Staff, Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao; and the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.

Also, Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and other dignitaries were present.

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