Chief of Civil-Military Affairs, Major-General, Usman Mohammed, has revealed why the use of phones when approaching a military checkpoint is wrong.
According to the general, this is wrong because it constitutes a security loophole. He disclosed this on Channels Television.
He said any person making a phone call could be communicating with criminals or may even use the device to set up some certain devices.
“It is a general convention; it is not peculiar to Nigeria, it is everywhere; people who have travelled abroad know that you don’t make phone calls when approaching a checkpoint.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, December 3, in Kaduna unveiled some Nigerian-made vehicles which have the capacities to resist mines and protect themselves against ambush.
These vehicles are to be used by the Nigerian Army for counter-terrorism and other operations across the nation.
A statement by Garba Shehu, spokesperson for Buhari, said the vehicles have been named ‘Ezugwu MRAP’. According to him, they were produced by the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), an indigenous firm for the Nigerian Army.
Buhari commissioned them at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference. While unveiling the vehicles, Buhari commended the Armed Forces for its gallantry, especially in the fight against terrorism in the northeast of the country.
According to him, they were produced by the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), an indigenous firm for the Nigerian Army.