The Nigerian Navy (NN) has said Instagram Comedian, Cute Abiola, is in its custody for violating Armed Forces of Nigeria’s social media policy.
Cute Abiola was declared missing by his fellow comedian, Mr. Macaroni quoting the wife.
But the Director of Information, Navy Headquarters, Cidre Suleman Dahun, reacting to the report, said the comedian was taken into custody for breaching Armed Forces social media policy
“Cute Abiola is not missing !!! He is in custody for breaching Armed Forces Social Media Policy,” the Navy spokesperson said.
The Armed Forces Act 2017 provides guidelines on social media use to curb undignified use of social media by
members of the Armed Forces, especially acts that could render them susceptible to enemies’ traps or jeopardize
ongoing military operations.
“Personnel should not post their pictures or those of their colleagues in military uniforms, or pictures containing military structures, platforms, and other military-related items,” said one of the slew of cautions in the guidelines,
Military personnel was also required to warn their family members against controversial conduct on social media.
“Personnel will be held liable for any security issues arising from postings in respect of them by civilian friends or
They are therefore, to educate their friends and relations as necessary regarding military security and what