How internet, fake news influence terrorism – Osinbajo | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo on Friday declared that terrorism now thrives more with the use of the social media, cautioning that a new strategy should be in place to stop the trend.

Osinbajo made the declaration while speaking at the course 25 graduation ceremony of the National Defence College in Abuja.
The Acting President made the remark against the background of the changing nature of warfare.

He said,“We have to redefine a post-oil Nigeria. With the changes and advances in technology we have no option than to adjust our realities to them.
 “There are now hackers who could damage far more than convention arms. Here, once degraded Boko Haram has resorted to cowardly suicide bombers.
“Terrorists now have access to quick release of propaganda videos, not possible before. Even with internet, fake news influence election outcome.
“The battle has changed and our military must be at cutting edge of technology. It is much easier to neutralise terrorists than their ideology.
“We must not wait until things have fallen apart before we show our people we care. We must prepare ahead before conflicts reveal themselves.”

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