The Nigeria Police Force has cautioned Nigerians — groups and individuals— against divisive comments and utterances capable of heating up the polity and triggering crisis in the nation.
The warning followed the prevailing outcries and reactions on the new naira policy in the country.
The warning was issued in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Saturday February 18, 2023.
“This call is highly imperative as the Police perceive the reactions and utterances of certain groups and individuals as an attempt to heat up the polity and spontaneously instigate the populace against the government and its policies for their peculiar interests and gains,” the statement reads.
The NPF, therefore, charged the citizenry of Nigeria to remain calm and embrace peace as the Federal Government has assured that it is taking the bull by the horn, assiduously to address the scarcity of naira and fuel and restore normalcy in all sectors.
“The Nigerian populace is hereby urged to desist from any act of violence, hooliganism, and vandalism that may jeopardize the ongoing electoral process, which is significant and critical in the transitional advancement of democracy in Nigeria,” NPF said in the statement.
The NPF also assured the general public that it is working with defence, security, and intelligence agencies to provide a peaceful environment for all citizens to conduct their socio-economic activities.