The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has alerted Nigerians of wrong videos and misinformation being circulated on social media depicting the predicaments of some Nigerians who are said to be victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The minister on Thursday during a press conference in Abuja explained that three of such videos do not involve Nigerians.
He said; “We want Nigerians to know that wrong videos and disinformation are being circulated on social media to inflame passion and distort the plight of Nigerians in South Africa.
“Nigerians should be wary of the purveyors of these wrong videos,” he cautions.
The minister said that the security agencies will apprehend and bring them to justice.
“Those who are circulating these videos should immediately desist from doing so.
“Apart from inflaming passion, the videos are also complicating the efforts of the government to calm frayed nerves at home in the wake of the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.”
He further assured that “measures are being considered to decisively tackle this cankerworm of xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa.