The ban placed on the Facebook account of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has generated outrage from the group.
Facebook blocked Nnamdi Kanu’s account following his live broadcast on Tuesday, February 2. However, the social media platform is yet to disclose the reason for stopping the page.
Reacting, the spokesperson of IPOB, Emma Powerful, described the move as a partnership between Facebook and the perpetrators of human rights abuses.
According to him, Facebook managers in Lagos and Abuja colluded with corrupt federal government officials to suppress freedom of information.
Powerful stated that the struggle for Biafra liberation would continue no matter the move to suppress it in any way.
IPOB Accuses Facebook
The IPOB spokesman described the ban as appalling as he also urged its teeming audience to follow Kanu on other numerous platforms.
He accused the federal government of making attempts to subjugate indigenous nations in the country including Biafrans.
Powerful further accused Fulani herdsmen of committing crimes unchallenged by security operatives.
In the meantime, Nnamdi Kanu has denied reports making the round over plans by the IPOB to contact programmers from Iran, Algeria and Russia to build community online like Facebook.
Kanu stated that the tweet about such plan emanated from one of the numerous parody accounts Nigeria’s Secret Police (DSS) created with his name to disseminate fake information and confuse the public.