Nigerian police
Nigerian police

Nigeria’s secret police on Monday decried the increasing use of fake and unsubstantiated information on social media platforms to deceive and incite the public.

Peter Afunanya, spokesman for the Department of State Services disclosed this in a statement reaching Xinhua in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Business24

Afunanya said the elements were determined to exploit political differences and other occurrences, within and outside the country, to destabilize the nation.

According to him, they also initiated narratives to deepen their subversive objectives so as to achieve preferred illegal outcomes.

He said the aim was to set the country on fire as well as inflame passions across ethnic and religious divides with expected violent consequences.

Afunanya condemned the unpatriotic and misguided activities of the anti-social elements, warning that the full weight of the law would be brought against the perpetrators.

He said the service would remain committed in its pursuit of national stability in line with its statutory mandate of protecting the country against crimes and threats to its internal security. Enditem

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