Primaries: Kaduna warns politicians over hate speech

KadunaKADUNA state police command has warned various political office seekers in the state to be mindful about hate speeches against their opponents.

Recall all the political parties are conducting their primaries in all elective positions in order to produce their flagbearers.

In a statement issued to the press on Wednesday and signed by the command’s image maker, DSP Yakubu Sabo maintained that “considering the current political activities following the ongoing party primaries in the state, the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command CP Ahmad Abdur-Rahman wishes to warn members of the general public to desist from doing any act that is capable of causing violence or disrupting public peace in the state.

He further warned that on no account should any person or group of persons take law into their hands or say anything that will cause breach of public peace or disrupt public order.

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“All must note that hate speech is not allowed at all. Anybody who violates the law in this regard will be apprehended by the police and the heavy burden of law will be allowed to bear on him devastatingly.

“The Command wishes to appeal to all political stakeholders to advise their followers to maintain peace.

Also, the general public is also enjoined to go about their lawful businesses and report promptly any suspicious person or group of persons that are hell bent at causing trouble.

“The commissioner of Police assures members of the public that adequate security arrangement has been put in place to protect all law-abiding citizens across the State, the statement maintained.

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