- Governor Hope Uzodinma has claimed that social media is being used for negative purposes
- Uzodinma alleged that the EndSARS protest in Imo state was hijacked by the opposition
- The IGP of police, Adamu commended the way his officers conducted themselves during the EndSARS protest
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has openly backed the proposed move to regulate social media in Nigeria.
Uzodinma made his position known on Thursday, November 5, when the inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu, paid him a visit in Owerri, the capital of Imo, The Cable reported.
He raised concerns over social media, arguing that social media is being used to cause trouble in the country.
“I am strongly advocating that social media should be regulated in Nigeria.
“Opposition party incited hoodlums to cause trouble in Imo, because the real protesters went off the street after my address and assurances to them.”
On his part, the police boss, Adamu said the escalation of the EndSARS protest across Nigeria was caused by social media.
According to him, social media was the greatest weapon used to inflame the protest.
He said the police acted professionally during the protest by showing respect for human dignity.
Adamu disclosed that he visited Imo state to inspect the damage done to police facilities.
The police boss also emphasised the need for Nigerians to embrace the community policing strategy in the country.
Channels TV reported that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) described community policing as the best strategy to combat crime in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has explained why it seized the passport of a prominent EndSARS protester, Modupe Odele.
The NIS spokesman, Sunday James, on Thursday, November 5, dismissed the claim that the prominent protester was victimised.
He said the seizure of Odele's passport was part of the NIS' routine border checks, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported.
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