The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has claimed that the real reason the Nigerian Government banned Twitter in the country was to conceal evidence of human rights abuses by security operatives.
IPOB in a press statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary Emma Powerful, said that the action was only a prelude to a total clampdown on the media so that the” atrocities of the government in power would not be exposed.
The pro-Biafra movement argued that there was no justification in the action which it said was a confirmation that “Nigeria is under a tyrant”.
It read in part:”condemns federal government of Nigeria for suspending Twitter platform in Nigeria for no justifiable reason.
” Twitter committed no crime in its courage to pull down President Muhamnadu Buhari’s genocidal threat against Ndigbo and Biafrans in general.
“This wicked action of the Fulani-controlled federal government is nothing but a confirmation that Nigeria is under hostage.
“This is a further proof that Nigeria is under a tyrant and dictator whose only agenda is how to Fulanise and Islamise Nigeria.
IPOB called on the world leaders to unite against the autocratic tendencies of the Buhari-led administation.
” World leaders should not allow Buhari’s regime to continue to clamp down on the free press. His aim is to conceal evidence of extra-judicial killings, rights abuse and other atrocities of his wicked regime.
” Buhari was not the only President to be sanctioned by Twitter for posting hate speech but non of them ever shutdown the platform in their country.
“As powerful as the former US President Donald Trump was, he never ordered for the pulling down of Twitter platform from US when the social media giant suspended his account.
“We, therefore, call on world leaders to come to our rescue because Fulani terrorists have taken over Nigeria with the tacit support of Buhari’s regime.
” Killing of innocent citizens, abduction for ransom and extra judicial killings by security agencies are the order of the day.
“These are the things Buhari wants to hide away from the eyes of the world by suspending Twitter. He will soon suspend Facebook and other media platforms. Time to stop Buhari’s oppressive tendencies is now!”