The federal government has warned it would bring the full weight of the law on those promoting hate speech in an attempt to cause violence or disrupt peace in any part of the country.
Acting President, YEMI OSINBAJO read the riot act in Abuja while holding consultation with northern elders over recent threats of eviction by a coalition of northern youths to Igbos living in the north.
OSINBAJO who emphasized that violence or hate speech could create crises not intended, reprimanded youths to guide against any breach of peace as the administration will apply full wrath of the law in such circumstances.
The acting president is expected to meet with elders from the South East today and a follow up with traditional rulers from the region on Friday and Sunday.
Those in attendance at the meeting include Senate President BUKOLA SARAKI, Speaker House of Representatives, YAKUBU DOGARA, Chief of Defence Staff, Brigadier General GABRIEL OLONISAKIN, former IGP IBRAHIM COMASSIE, Professor ANGO ABDULLAHI, former governor of Sokoto State – ALIYU WAMMAKO, Publisher of Leadership Newspapers – SAM NDAH-ISAIAH, and the Editor in Chief of Daily Trust, DAN ALI among others.