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In Taraba GOC cautions soldiers against the use of social media

He spoke at the graduation ceremony of 58 officers of the 63 regular course from Jaji.

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Maj. Gen. Peter Dauke, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 3 Div. of the Nigeria Army, Jos, has advised soldiers to exercise “great caution” in the use of the social media.

“Be very cautious in your use of the social media in view of its implication on national security,” Dauke said on Monday, in Jalingo.

He spoke at the graduation ceremony of 58 officers of the 63 regular course from Jaji, who completed a three months Regiment and Leadership Training at the 20 battalion in Serti, Taraba.

While acknowledging the officers’ right to interface with the public on the social media, he said that they should be mindful of what posts to display, and stressed the need to put national security above any other consideration.

He challenged the graduating officers to effectively apply the knowledge acquired during the three months training toward tackling modern security challenges.

Dauke said that the introduction of the three months training, after the regular course in Jaji, was the first of its kind and an initiative of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen.

Tukur Buratai, to equip young officers with regiment and leadership skills outside the conventional school system. Earlier, the Commanding Officer of the 20 battalion, Serti, Lt. Col. Anwar Abdullahi, had disclosed that the three months training covered instructional, practical and demonstration skills.

“The training also covered regimentation, customs, ethics, weapons handling, navigation, communications and traditions of the army,” he added.

He commended the chief of army staff for designating the 20 battalion in Serti as a model training centre for officers from the regular course in Jaji, and particularly for improving on the facilities in the battalion.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the GOC later inspected renovated medical facilities, water supply sources, newly supplied power plants, corps members’ lodge and officers’ mess. among others.

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