He said: “I want to say that hate or divisive speech, or divisive behaviour, where it is illegal, will be met with the full force of the law. And I want to ensure that there is no doubt of the resolve of government to ensure that no one will be allowed to get away with making speeches that can cause division, or that can cause violence.”
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday met with leaders of thought from the Northern States of Nigeria over the eviction notice issued to Nigerians of Igbo extraction living in the North.
”We will take very serious any attempt to disrupt the peace of this country. We cannot control violence when it begins.”
Those at the meeting include Senate President Bukola Saraki, House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara, Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olanishakin, Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum and former IGP Ibrahim Comassie, Ango Abdullahi, former governor Sokoto State, Aliyu Wamako and former deputy governor of Plateau State, Pauline Tallen,Publisher of Leadership Newspapers, Sam Ndah-Isaiah, Paul Unongo, AVM Murkar and Chairman Liberty Radio/Television, Tijani Ramalan, the Editor in Chief of Daily Trust, Dan Ali, Former Chief of Defence Staff, Martin Luther Agwai, among others.
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