The killings taking place in the country, particularly Kaduna, Zamfara, Benue and Plateau states, were fuelled by abuse of the social media by those who do not mean well for the country, according to the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (retd).
Monguno, who spoke during the General Security Appraisal Committee meeting at the Office of NSA, in Abuja, said intelligence findings revealed so.
He noted that the abuse of social media platforms, in addition to illicit acquisition of controlled items by non-state actors, had become the major source of insecurity in the country.
Consequently, he said the Federal Government has banned unauthorised acquisition of firearms, drones and some specialised broadcast equipme
He warned those already in possession of these unauthorised items to surrender them to the appropriate authorities to avoid the full wrath of the law.
His words: “Members of the public are sternly warned against illicit acquisition of controlled items such as firearms, remotely piloted aircraft (drones) and broadcast equipment, among others.
“Accordingly, those with such illegally acquired controlled items are, hereby, advised to voluntarily surrender them to the appropriate security agencies.”