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Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters warns against social media use to cause chaos

Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters warns against social media use to cause chaos
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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has issued a warning that it will not condone any unwholesome acts by persons or group who seek to use some social media platforms to engage in acts that are capable of causing breaking down of law and order in any part of Nigeria.

In a press statement today signed by Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, Acting Director of Defence Information, says that the military warns Nigerians to refrain from using the social media as a means to cause chaos in the country, by making posts that are crisis-provoking.

The Defence headquarters wants “the general public to ignore inciting pictures, videos and statements posted in some social media platforms which are now confirmed to be the creation of photoshops with the intention of causing disharmony and divisions among different nationalities.”

A user pictured  on Facebook on his Laptop
A user pictured on Facebook on his laptop

The statement also says that “individuals or groups seeking for relevance should follow the due process in accordance with the law of our land and not through acts of brigandary”, instead of using the social media to incite violence.”[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”right” arrow=”yes”]The Defence headquarters wants “the general public to ignore inciting pictures, videos and statements posted in some social media platforms which are now confirmed to be the creation of photoshops with the intention of causing disharmony and divisions among different nationalities.”[/quote]

According to the military, “citizens are advised to refrain from taking laws into their hands and avoid actions that may cause breach to harmonious co-existence.”

The statement further says that the military and the security agencies will continue to sustain the current tempo against terrorists, oil thieves, cattle rustlers and other forms of criminal activities. The military urged all law-abiding citizens to go about their normal businesses and report any suspicious persons or object to the nearest security post for prompt action.

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