The Nigerian Government will not hesitate to prosecute anyone or group that promotes violence in the country, acting president Yemi Osinbajo warned on Tuesday.
He warned those involved in making hate speeches or attempting to disrupt the peace of the country to desist from such act or face the full weight of the law.
The acting President gave the warning at a consultative meeting with some Northern leaders at the State House, Abuja.
He conveyed the consultative meeting following anti-ethnic and tribal war of words across the country, especially the recent eviction notice issued by Arewa youths to the Igbos resident in the North.
Osinbajo said such threats were not what the country needed at this time and cautioned against it.
”Moments like this are not for isolating ourselves and I want to urge all of us who are here and of cause the entire Nigerian populace that it is a time for us to come together and to work together.
”As a government, we are of cause determined to ensure the unity of the country along the lines of our constitution.
”I want to say that hate or divisive speech, or divisive behavior, where it is illegal, will be met with the full force of the law,” Osinbajo declared.
Osinbajo assured that the Federal Government would ensure that no one will be allowed to get away with making speeches that can cause division, or that can cause violence.topics from