Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday warned that the Federal Government will take very seriously and prosecute any attempt by anyone to promote violence and disrupt the peace in the country.
Osibanjo spoke against the backdrop of recent threats issued by Arewa youths to Igbos living in the North to vacate the area before October 1, 2017.
The acting president read the riot act during a first consultative meeting on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with elders and leaders of thought in northern states.
Osibanjo said the ultimatum by a group of Arewa youths could not be ignored and would not be tolerated as the hate speeches could only create a never-ending crisis and a war situation.
The meeting which will be a broad series of consultations with other sections of religious leaders had in attendance, the Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, chief of staff, service chiefs and other officials of government.