Nigerian Secret Police Cracks Down on Social Media Users



Finally,  the Nigerian Government may have began the long anticipated crack down on social media users as the Country's secret police, the  Department of State Security (DSS) Wednesday  warned Nigerians to beware of what they post on their social media accounts to get at people  who post inciting materials on the internet

 Already, the DSS says it has arrested some Nigerians in this respect.

DSS spokesperson Peter Afunanya said in a statement Wednesday, June 12. 2019 explained that  the development became necessary because some  Nigerians were equally
posting materials online that could affect national security.

Afunanya maintained that some Nigerians have been using social media platforms to make “unguarded public statements and/or use the social media platforms to instill 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.", he added

The secret police added that it was “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.”

DSS says the arrests will be a continuous process because it would “sustain the apprehension and prosecution of defaulters."
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