Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Facebook page has been shut down.
Confirming the incident, the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, in a short statement, alleged and blamed Facebook Nigeria who, it said viewed the page as a platform to exposing anomalies in the state.
Powerful stated that Biafrans had suffered in the past due to denial of media space in the late 60s, adding that it not possible in this 21st century.
The short statement reads: “We can confirm that Facebook Nigeria has shut down the page of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“This is not unconnected with the fact that our leader’s page has become a rich resource for those determined to expose the evil regime in Nigeria and enthrone a better life for the masses.
“We mince no words when we say that Facebook Nigeria is more corrupt that the corrupt government they are seeking to protect.
“Biafra suffered immeasurably as a result of denial of media space in the late 60s a situation we are not prepared to allow in this 21st century.”
It should be noted that the IPOB leader had earlier announced how Facebook was removing his followers in December 2019 on a post entitled: “Facebook Nigeria Has Become Another Corrupt Entity Of The Terror Sponsoring Fulani Government”
“I wish to apologise to my followers on Facebook for the Nigerian government sponsored attack on my page with the help of corrupt Facebook local staff based in Lagos.
Facebook Nigeria in collusion with the Nigerian government is removing my followers and reducing the reactions to my post in an effort to demoralise our activist base and give the misleading impression that not many people are interested in exposing the ills of the totalitarian Fulani APC regime and Biafra restoration.
Facebook is actively preventing the general public from accessing the truthful messages that I publish.”
“IPOB made an official complaint to Facebook headquarters in California USA, and we expect the management to clear its reputation, and desist from this shameful act.”
Kanu who wrote on Thursday via Twitter appreciated Biafrans and his followers around the world for speaking up and being a reason why Facebook should restore his page.