Hate speech: FG monitors notable Nigerians online

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Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has directed the nation’s security agencies to tackle those propagating hate speech especially through the social media.

He said special attention should be given to notable Nigerians while tackling the menace.

According to a statement made available to journalists, Dan-Ali gave the directive at a meeting of the National Security Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.

“The Honourable Minister expressed the need by the relevant security agencies to, as a matter of urgency, tackle the propagation of hate speech especially through the social media particularly by some notable Nigerians,” the statement read.

The minister was also quoted as saying that the Armed forces was currently synergising with other security agencies through intelligence sharing and…



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