The ministry of Defence, MINDEF has called on members of the armed forces to cease participation in groups on social media site, Whatsapp.
MINDEF in the announcement also orders them to desist from putting up their pictures on social media as a whole. The military men are also expected to quit the groups they belong to on these different sites within two weeks.
Severe sanctions have been promised for defaulters of the order.
The decision comes at a time when the forces of law and order are combating separatist fighters in the North West and South West regions of the country and the dust is yet to settle over the torture and murder of prison administrator, Florence Ayafor.