For those who are social media addicts, and others whose fingers are quick to type and update posts or make hate comments, you may need to be more careful.

This is because a social media monitoring spirit has been activated to notice your post.

Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, presided over a meeting with the nation’s security chiefs behind closed doors as part of efforts aimed at ending the spate of insecurity across the country.

After the meeting, Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, said security agencies have been given the directive to tackle those propagating hate speeches, especially through social media, with special attention on notable Nigerians.

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

Minister of information, Lai Mohammed, had in January 2017 said the present administration has no immediate or long-term plan to stifle press freedom.

“We have said it before and we want to re-state it: the federal government has no immediate or long-term plan to stifle press freedom. Even the social media, with its warts and all, will neither be regulated nor have its operations tampered with,” Mohammed said one year ago.

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