© 2018 - International Centre for Investigative Reporting
IGP Threatens Legal Sanctions For Inciting Comments
The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar, has warned that henceforth divisive and inflammatory comments will attract appropriate legal sanctions.
According to a statement by the public relations officer of the force headquarters, Frank Mba, a chief superintendent of Police, the IGP was worried by the incessant resort by some Nigerians to the use of unguarded, inflammatory, and unsubstantiated statements, capable of causing the breach of public peace.
He said while the police is not ignorant of the fundamental rights of the citizens such as freedom of speech, it will not condone provocative, divisive or inciting comments that are not backed by facts.
The IGP, therefore, urged citizens to emulate the former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari and others who recently have boldly taken a firm stance against terrorism.
He maintained that “the present times call for such courage and uncommon patriotism from all opinion leaders”, adding that the unrelenting war against terrorism and other related crimes must be won with the cooperation of all Nigerians