Yola — Investigative journalism has been identified as a potent tool for intelligence gathering that can curtail the activities of terrorists in Nigeria, the Adamawa State Director of the State Security Service (SSS) Mr Olugbenga Jayeoba has said. Mr Jayeoba, who said this when he received members of the state’s Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, urged journalists in the country to embark on investigative journalism, saying such could save the country from drifting into a state of anarchy.
Earlier, the newly elected chairman of the state correspondents’ chapel, Mallam Usman Madaki commended the SSS for its efforts towards ensuring peace in the state.
“We have been monitoring your activities, and I have been doing the analysis of reports coming from the state and I want to say that you have been doing very well,” he said.
Madaki assured that as watchdogs of the society, journalists will endeavour to carry out their duties with utmost professionalism.
By Ibrahim Abdul’ Aziz, 5 March 2012
Source: Daily Trust,http://www.dailytrust.com/