Monday, 9 May 2016

News-Defence headquarters moves to cage social media abusers

Defence headquarters moves
to cage social media abusers


– Nigeria Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has
issued a warning to individuals using social
media to spread distorted information
– The DHQ also adviced the general public
to ignore inciting pictures, videos and
statements posted in some social media
platforms
Nigeria Defence Headquaters
The Nigeria Defence Headquarters (DHQ)
has issued a warning to individuals using
social media to spread distorted information
with the aim of causing disharmony in the
country, even as it said perpetrators may no
longer go unpunished.
The spokesman of the Defence
Headquarters, Brigadier General Rabe
Abubakar, said recent posts of videos,
pictures and information on the social media
tend to threaten Nigeria’s diplomatic
interests with other nations.
Read the full statement bellow
“The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) hereby
warns that it will not condone any
unwholesome acts by persons or group
seeking to engage in acts that are capable of
causing breaking down of law and order in any
part of the country”, said Brigadier General
Abubakar.
“Citizens are advised to refrain from taking
laws into their hands and avoid actions that
may cause breach to harmonious co-
existence. Individuals or groups seeking for
relevance should follow the due process in
accordance with the law of our land and not
through acts of brigandary.
“The DHQ also wishes to advice the general
public to ignore inciting pictures, videos and
statements posted in some social media
platforms.
“The military and the security agencies will
continue to sustain the current tempo against
terrorists, oil thieves, cattle rustlers and other
forms of criminalities and urge all law abiding
citizens to go about their normal businesses
and report any suspicious persons or object to
the nearest security post for prompt action”.
Meanwhile, the presidency has released a
new anti-graft measures as Mr Buhari steps
up the anti-corruption battle.
The perspectives of the President were
released last night in Abuja by the Senior
Special Assistant to the President on Media
and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.