Nigerians have been warned to stop sharing photos of slain soldiers
The warning was given by the Army who also threatened to sue those involved in it
According to the Nigerian Army, those who engage in this act are not considerate of the family of the departed ones.
In a straight message to Nigerians, the Nigerian Army has sent a warning to those in the habit of sharing gory photos of slain soldiers to stop the act.
This was disclosed in a statement by the director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, The Cable added.
“This act is not only unpatriotic but very insensitive and utterly reprehensible”.
He said the Army will henceforth take legal actions to protect troops who die in action from being ridiculed on social media or any platform. According to Yerima, the soldiers are defending the country with their lives and it is unfair to ridicule them if they pay the supreme price. Going further, the Army accused Nigerians of gleefully sharing the gory photos of officers and soldiers who are either killed-in-action or wounded-in-action on social media.
It said in most cases, relatives of the deceased get to know about their death after seeing their bodies on social media. The Army said this will cause pain and sorrow for them to just wake up and see gory pictures of their loved ones splashed on social media.