Major General Sani Muhammad, Commandant, Nigeria Army Depot, Zaria, Kaduna State, on Wednesday urged journalists to avoid reports that would demoralise soldiers fighting various security challenges in Nigeria.
The Commandant made the call when members of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Zaria Unit paid him a courtesy visit.
Muhammad noted that with Nigeria was facing security challenges, “we are pleading with journalists to temper justice with mercy in their reportage on security issues.
“We understand that you are not well trained on reporting security, that is why we sometimes see your reports as raw.
“We are pleading with you to consider national interest in your reportage.
“It is not good for you to report issues that would demoralise soldiers fighting different challenges in the security domain of our country.”
Muhammad appreciated members of the chapel for their reports on activities of the Nigeria Army Depot, which is the premier institution training soldiers for the Army.
Earlier, the Chairman, NUJ Zaria Unit, Bello Habib, said the visit was to cement the relationship between the Union and the Army in Zaria.