Nigerian Army’s Counterterrorism Seminars in Southeast Nigeria


In a strategic move to bolster counterterrorism efforts in Southeast Nigeria, the Nigerian Army has launched a series of seminars aimed at media practitioners, bloggers, social media influencers, and other stakeholders. The seminars, organized under the leadership of Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, are designed to promote responsible social media use and equip participants with the skills needed to identify and combat fake news.

With the region facing challenges from terrorist groups like Boko Haram, these seminars play a crucial role in ensuring accurate information dissemination. Capt. J.G Pam, coordinator of the program in Abia State, highlighted the seminars’ objective of familiarizing participants with the Nigerian Army’s activities and facilitating meaningful interaction. This proactive approach not only tackles misinformation directly but also strengthens the Army’s relationship with key stakeholders.

The seminars underscore the Nigerian Army’s commitment to transparency and accountability in its counterterrorism operations. By engaging with media stakeholders, the Army is fostering a culture of responsible communication, essential for building trust and cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

As Nigeria continues its battle against terrorism, addressing the role of misinformation becomes increasingly important. The Nigerian Army’s seminars in Southeast Nigeria serve as a vital step towards countering this threat, emphasizing the need for collaborative efforts to ensure the region’s security and stability.


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