Abuja - Kaduna State Security Council has
warned individuals and groups against engaging in conduct likely to incite
Samuel Aruwan, government spokesperson, said the warning
followed reports on utterances of certain individuals that were capable of
creating social unrest.
He said the attention of the Kaduna State Security
Council had been drawn to illegal activities going on in some institutions of
higher learning, places of worship and
in social gatherings aimed at inciting people along religious and ethnic lines.
Council said it had noted the regrettable circulation of posters and leaflets
containing hate speech.
"While condemning this sort of behaviour, the
Council warned those involved to desists or face the full weight of the law,”
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He reminded that the Constitution of the country granted
every citizen the right to freely express and hold opinion.
He said the right to free speech was one of the noblest
expressions of liberty and was intended to uplift mankind.
"Therefore, it cannot be used as a cover to set people against each other or to be exercised
so recklessly that it becomes a barrier to the enjoyment of similar rights by
“All those preaching hate are hereby cautioned
that the defence of the constitution will compel their prosecution for
violating its provisions," added Aruwan.
- CAJ News