The Nigerian Army has declared that Nigeria is currently facing the greatest threat to its existence as a nation.
Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukesheka Usman stated this during a media session to round up a nation-wide interactive meeting on promoting cordial but professionally excellent relationship between Nigerian media and Nigerian military organized by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Against this backdrop, Usman urged the media to make every professional sacrifice to preserve the sanctity of the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
According to Usman: “Permit me to quote from the Head of Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Mr Emmanuel Onwubiko who said; ‘The media must exercise the greatest discretion and report responsibly because the corporate health and existence of Nigeria is endangered and indeed we are indirectly in an era of enforced emergency created by the daredevil terrorist activities of Boko Haram Terrorists.’
“I would suggest that whatever professional sacrifices the media must give to preserve the sanctity of the territorial integrity of Nigeria and conserve national security must be done now that Nigeria faces the greatest threats against our very existence as a nation and a people.
“The haste to write sensational story to capture the imagination of buyers and advertisers must be mitigated by the urgency of the now to preserve our national security because if there is no Nigeria, there will be no Nigerian media.