The Federal Government has directed security agencies to clampdown on those propagating what it called hate speech on social media
The order was given at a security meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.
The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, communicated the order on Thursday after the meeting.
According to a statement made available to journalists, Dan-Ali gave the directive at a meeting of the National Security Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.
“The Honourable Minister expressed the need by the relevant security agencies to as a matter of urgency tackle the propagation of hate speeches especially through the social media particularly by some notable Nigerians,” the statement read.