IG warns against di­vi­sive com­ments

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ron­ald Mu­tum

In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice (IGP) Mo­hammed Abubakar has is­sued strong warn­ings to Nige­ri­ans to de­sist from mak­ing di­vi­sive and in­flam­ma­tory com­ments.

The Po­lice boss also said com­ments with­out facts or au­then­ti­cat­ing ev­i­dence will at­tract con­se­quences, a state­ment by the Force spokesman, Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice, Frank Mba said yes­ter­day.

Mba said the IGP was “wor­ried by the in­ces­sant re­sort by some Nige­ri­ans to the use of un­guarded, in­flam­ma­tory, and un­sub­stan­ti­ated state­ments, some of which are ca­pa­ble of caus­ing the breach of pub­lic peace.”

He said “the Force is not ig­no­rant of the fun­da­men­tal Rights of the cit­i­zens such as the Rights to free­dom of speech” but that “it will not con­done any such provoca­tive, di­vi­sive and in­cit­ing com­ments that are clearly un­cor­rob­o­rated by any fact or ev­i­den­tial proof.”

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