Periscoping the growing menace of social media bandits and other internet rats in Kogi State.


Periscoping the growing menace of social media bandits and other internet rats in Kogi State.

 

By Otori Ozigi

Since the advent of social media in the country, a lot of abuses have been associated with it and established to serve as a barometer in determining whether to regulate it or not.

And Kogi State is fast becoming a haven and breeding ground for the nefarious activities of social media bandits.

The situation is becoming very worrisome in Kogi state, where the abuse of the social media is fast gaining currency, particularly among the youths and some misguided elders in the state.

It goes without saying that the negative and unwholesome menace of social media bandits and their cohorts in Kogi State, in recent time is fast becoming a matter of urgent concerns for the good people of the state.

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True, there are good number of our sons and daughters whose activities on the social media platforms have left a sour taste in the mouth.

These days we are being inundated with unwholesome messages via voice notes from different faceless miscreants, whose stock in trade is to attack their perceived enemies through their I’ll conceived and misguided messages.

These internet miscreants are causing enough damages to the reputation of innocent people that have fallen victims of their unwarranted attacks and outright campaign of calumny, all in the name of freedom of speech and the right to expression of opinion as enshrined in the constitution of Nigeria, as amended.

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These group of evil and misguided elements are not practicing journalism as known to the law.

There is no gainsaying that there is no justification for their highly barbaric and inhuman behavior on the internet.

The reason why they are so emboldened to carry out their nefarious activities is the fact that social media is open to abuse by all manners of people who use it on a daily basis.

They know that their unholy activities can be largely concealed because of the imperfections of social media and the lack of adequate laws to checkmate their criminal activities.

Viewed against this background therefore,it has become imperative for the relevant security agencies to rise up to the challenge of internet bandits in the state.

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Anyone caught in the web should be used to face the full wrath of the law to serve as a deterrent to others.

You can not just sit down in the comfort of your room and be destroying other people,s hard earned reputation through voice messages, for one reason or the other.

Enough is enough to the evil of social media bandits in the state.

Their unholy activities is unacceptable and it stands to be condemned by all and sundry.

We should stop sharing and patronizing such barbaric and evil practice in the state.


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