Nigeria: Buratai Invites Editors to Maiduguri, Offers Each N500,000 by Churchill Umoren

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Nigeria: Buratai Invites Editors to Maiduguri, Offers Each N500,000 by Churchill Umoren

…Army chief Buratai implores the media to take it easy and not pursue “negative” stories about it.

Last week Army spokesman, Lt. Col SK Usman, at the behest of Army chief Buratai, invited 40 journalists, so many editors, to Maiduguri. All expenses paid. It was a meeting that had two phases. He met with Heads of NGOs and officials of UN agencies in the NE. The theme for the media? To implore the media to take it easy and not pursue “negative” stories about how the military high command are stashed funds meant for soldiers, allowing them die like hens when in combat with Boko.
One of those they accuse was Babajide Otitoju of TVC. Usman personally accused him of ” demoralizing” troops.  Babajide was there at  the diner and got his share took photos with d boss and promised to take it easy. Sources, including few who attended, told me each got N500,000. Buratai said it was not bribe but for the holidays….
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