SSS now on rampage announces crackdown on social media users
The Nigerian State Security Service (SSS) has announce it will begin a nationwide crackdown on individuals caught posting inciting content on the social media .
The SSS said this on on Wednesday, adding that it has recently observed that some social media users were leveraging Nigeria’s history to promote inter-traditional violence.
Furthermore, that the posts tipped Nigeria to be in serious crisis a issues it revealed must be urgently reversed through state interference.
The spokesperson for the department, Peter Afunanya, revealed in a statement that some “unpatriotic” Nigerians were using social media platforms to make “unguarded public statements and/or use the social media platforms to instil fear in the minds of citizens”.
“These are reflected in the misleading statements and articles being circulated among unsuspecting members of the public.
“Such inciting materials oftentimes are designed to make or convey false accusations by one group against the other.
“They also resort to skewing historical narratives to suit their objective of masterminding ethnic violence in the nation. So far, some of the culprits have been arrested,” Afunanya said.
According to him, SSS are “determined to ensure that the tribal chauvinists and mischief makers do not continue to exploit socio-political differences and Internet platforms to threaten the peace and stability of the country.”
The SSS vowed to “sustain the apprehension and prosecution of defaulters,” because it would not relent in its quest to prevent crimes and keep Nigeria as an indivisible country