11 Jan Nigeria: “Nigeria Police Warns Against ‘No Gree for Anybody’ Slogan, Citing Potential Crises”
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
In a recent press briefing held in Abuja, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has raised concerns about the potential consequences of the popular slogan “no gree for anybody.” Muyiwa Adejobi, the force spokesperson, emphasized that this catchphrase, widely circulating on social media, could serve as a catalyst for crises within the country.
The slogan, which translates to “do not tolerate any form of nonsense from anybody” or “do not allow yourself to be bullied by anyone,” has gained traction among Nigerians. Despite being perceived by some as a mere expression of assertiveness, Adejobi highlighted intelligence reports suggesting that it poses a significant risk of sparking a crisis of monumental proportions.
While acknowledging that the phrase might seem like “normal talk” to many, Adejobi stressed that the security community views it as a potentially “dangerous” slogan. He revealed that the intelligence received indicates a connection to the retributionary sector, raising concerns about possible nationwide disturbances.
Adejobi also provided updates on the security front, announcing the arrest of three individuals—Ahmed Sulaimon, Balikisu Aliyu, and Aboki Samuel—in connection with the Christmas Eve attacks on communities in Plateau State. This further underscores the challenges faced by law enforcement in tackling emerging threats and maintaining peace.
As the police express their apprehensions regarding the ‘no gree for anybody’ slogan, it prompts a reflection on the complexities of social dynamics and the potential impact of seemingly innocuous expressions on the overall security landscape. The delicate balance between freedom of expression and the need for societal harmony remains a critical aspect for authorities to navigate.