IPOB slams Facebook for blocking Kanu’s account
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the blocking of the Facebook page of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, following a live broadcast he made last Tuesday.
The group described the action as not only baffling but too petty, wondering why a global social media giant like Facebook would allow itself to be used to suppress the truth.
A statement from IPOB media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, said Facebook had only succeeded in partnering with perpetrators of human rights abuses and other criminal activities.
The statement partly read, “We strongly condemn this attitude of Facebook Managers in Lagos and Abuja who collude with corrupt Nigerian government officials to suppress free flow of information via their platform.”
The IPOB spokesman reiterated the group’s resolve on their agitation adding, “We are very resolute in our resolve to restore Biafra and will not be deterred. If you like block all Biafran activists on your platform; we shall keep pushing on until Biafra is fully restored.”
“We, therefore, wish to encourage our leader’s teeming global audience to follow him and hook up to his live broadcasts via IPOB’s numerous other platforms.
He concluded saying “May we, therefore, remind all those compromised local staff of Facebook in Lagos and Abuja that, but for Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB, their families in their communities would have today been overrun by herdsmen and terrorists. An accomplice to a cruel man will surely get the reward of cruelty!”