As the nation battles insecurity, the South West Group of Online Publishers (SWEGOP) has cautioned Nigerians on raising the false alarm and spreading unfounded rumours on social media.
The online news publishers also called on the government and all the concerned stakeholders to collaborate and intensify efforts at ensuring the safety of lives and property in the country.
In a statement signed by the president of the group, Mr Olayinka Agboola, the online news publishers noted that social media is awash with a lot of information that is not only unfounded but also detrimental to the peaceful coexistence of society.
“We need to conceal information about security strategies at our disposal to enhance effective operation of the security operatives rather than embellishing and spreading it on social media,” the group said.
SWEGOP then commended the South-West Governors for their proactiveness in addressing insecurity in the region.
The group also acknowledged the efforts of the Amotekun operatives in complementing the security agencies’ efforts at ensuring that peace reigns in Southwest Nigeria.
Meanwhile, the group regretted the killing in Igangan, a town in Oyo Atateothernother parts of the country and urged the government at both the state and the federal levels to be more firm in their approach to security matter in their respective jurisdictions.
“The governments, traditional institutions and all those that are concerned with security issues in Nigeria should rise to the challenges and take decisive steps that will restore peace and sanity into the nation,” SWEGOP emphasised.