IG warns against divisive comments
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.”