The new social media page of the Nigerian proscribed secessionist group the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been restricted and block on Facebook.
This was disclosed by a member of the proscribed organization, Simon Ekpa, on Tuesday. “Our new Facebook page has been blocked and restricted by Facebook,” Ekpa wrote. However, the leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, is currently facing an 11-count charge of treason, treasonable felony, terrorism, and illegal possession of firearms, among others, after he jumped bail in 2017 and left the country.
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The group had in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, alleged that the shutting down of Mazi Kanu’s Facebook page by Facebook Nigeria is not unconnected with the fact that it has become a rich resource for people determined to expose the alleged misrule in Nigeria and the evil perpetrators of the regime that allegedly enthrone a better life for the Nigerian masses.