The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has issued a stern warning to young people about the usage of the popular phrase ‘no gree for anybody,’ stating that it has the potential to cause unrest in the country.
The phrase, which has gained popularity on Nigerian social media and in the streets, has been humorously adopted as the national motto for 2024, symbolizing a refusal to tolerate nonsense or bullying.
ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), expressed during a press briefing in Abuja that intelligence had revealed that the slogan was designed to instigate a revolution in the country.
However, the Police spokesperson cautioned that freedom has limits, and people should be cautious about following illegal trends as freedom ends when a crime is committed.
Therefore, the ‘no gree for anybody’ slogan will not be effective when someone is being arrested for a crime by law enforcement agents.
“Let me say it again that the new slogan for 2024, ‘No gree for anybody’, we have been informed by intelligence that this slogan is coming from a revolutionary sector that may likely cause problems across the country,” ACP Adejobi stated.
He noted that, “‘No gree for anybody’ is being seen as a normal talk, but in the security community, we have seen it as a very dangerous slogan that can trigger crisis.”
During the press briefing, Adejobi also provided updates on recent security incidents.
He announced that three individuals linked to the Christmas Eve attacks on communities in Plateau state have been apprehended. The suspects were identified as Ahmed Sulaimon, Balikisu Aliyu, and Aboki Samuel.
The police assured the public that investigations are ongoing to unravel the motives behind the attacks and to identify any potential collaborators involved in planning or executing the violence.