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Two Times Some Criminal Elements Spread Fake News About The Military, And What FG Should Do

The Nigerian military is working hard to make sure the country is secured. However, some criminal elements in Nigeria derive joy in spreading fake news about the military just to discredit them.

We'll be looking at two times the military debunked fake news spread by criminal elements, and what federal government should do concerning the issue.

1. Fake news about releasing 1009 Ex-Boko Haram terrorists

In July 2021, some criminal elements spread fake news that the army had secretly released 1009 ex-Boko Haram fighters to Borno State government.

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Reacting to the news, the army through its spokesman, Onyema Nwachukwu, stated that the news is fake, and those responsible for spreading such news wanted to kill the troops’ morale.


2. Fake news about paying N20m to bandits

Recently, some criminal elements spread fake news that the Nigerian Airforce paid N20m to armed bandits operating in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State in exchange for an anti-aircraft gun allegedly seized in an attack.

Illustrative Photo. Credit: Daily Post.

Reacting to this news on Sunday, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) through its spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, stated that the report making rounds on media platforms is fake, and there was no time any amount of money was paid to bandits.


Criminal elements are aware that spreading fake in a time like this can affect Nigeria, and they're trying so hard to bring the country to its knees.

The government should set up a team of computer wizards who'll be able to track down those responsible for spreading fake news about the military on the Internet. This way, the amount of fake news concerning the military and government will reduce.

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Ex-Boko Nigeria Nigerian Onyema Nwachukwu

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