The Chairman of the PDP caretaker committee - Ahmed Makarfi

According to the opposition party, the government is plotting to tap phones and hack devices in a bid to harass citizens.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Federal Government of planning to spy on Nigerians.

According to the opposition party, the government is plotting to tap phones and hack devices in a bid to harass citizens.

The Ahmed Makarfi-led PDP made the comments on Monday, April 10, via a statement released by spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye.

The statement reads:

“We have also been alerted to the news of the Federal Government of ‎Nigeria planning to tap mobile telephone lines and hacking of other ‎devices of citizens as a way of harassing and intimidating them into silence.”

“This and other unholy practices of this administration will ‎henceforth be resisted by all Nigerians. ‎We will mobilize Nigerians at ‎all levels to fight against the use of arms in a democratic system to ‎ridicule and intimidate citizens of this country; we‎ will no longer ‎tolerate this high handedness of the APC.

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The PDP also said that Nigerians ‎should not be arrested and detained “indiscriminately” for criticizing the government.

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