ANTI-IGBO THREAT: OSINBAJO TO CLAMP DOWN ON TROUBLEMAKERS
The acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, read the Riot Act to all those beating the drums of war across the country, saying the full force of the law would be applied where necessary.
Osinbajo gave the warning while addressing leaders of thought from the northern part of the country at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting, which was held behind closed doors, was called in the wake of the recent notice to quit some youths from the northern part of the country handed down to people from the South-East to leave their region. See here
Osinbajo, in his opening remarks before journalists were asked to leave the venue, said the Federal Government was determined to ensure unity in the country.
He said hate speeches and other divisive behaviours would be met with the full force of the law.
He said government would take very seriously any attempts to cause violence or disrupt the peace of the country.
The acting President said, “As a government, we are determined to ensure the unity of the country along the lines of our constitution and I want to say that hate and divisive speech or divisive behaviour where it is illegal will be met with the full force of the law.