Presidency warns against hasty response to cruel videos now viral

Recall, It was alleged that members IPOB killed...

Presidency warns against hasty response to cruel videos now viral

The Presidency has cautioned the public against a hasty response to videos of the killing of non-indigenes by the Eastern Security Network that have gone viral. It equally warned against the indiscriminate sharing of such posts on social media.

This was made public on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in statement signed by Presidency spokesperson, Garba Shehu.

The statement read in full, "The Presidency wishes to caution against any knee-jerk reactions, the creation of panic, disruption of lives and livelihoods, or even retaliatory violence following the viral videos of the alleged killings of non-indigenes by the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and its mother terrorist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

“While expert agencies are now verifying the factuality and veracity of the claims that accompany the horrid pictures being circulated, we call on all citizens to avoid hasty steps or conclusions that could exacerbate the situation, and on the contrary keep to a line of conduct that will help the law to take its proper course.

“The Presidency also cautions the public against the indiscriminate sharing of posts on social media so as to deny vested interests who seek to divide us and create disturbance the chance to do so.

“In the issuance of his very strong condemnation of these 'wild, barbarous and wanton killings of innocent people' in the South-East as well as the other parts of the country, which he described as 'deeply distressing,' President Muhammadu Buhari warns the perpetrators of these acts to expect tough response from the security forces.”

Recall, It was alleged that members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Sunday, May 22, 2022, killed 10 Northerners, including a pregnant woman, her four children and six others.

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