Monday, July 3, 2017

Nasarawa Government To Arrest Individuals, Groups Engaging In Hate Speeches

Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State says government will henceforth arrest and prosecute individuals and groups engaging in hate speeches.

A statement by the Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Ahmed Tukur, said Al-Makura issued the warning on Sunday when the Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Mustapha Agwai, led other traditional rulers on a sallah visit to the Government House, Lafia.

He said the warning became imperative in order to ensure the sustenance of the peace in the state and check the activities of mischief makers bent on inciting violence.

“Anybody caught making provocative statements that infringe on the rights of groups or individuals will be severely dealt with in accordance with the law,” he said.

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