Facebook shuts down page of secessionist group IPOB

Facebook shuts down page of secessionist group IPOB

- Facebook on Thursday, January 23, removed the page of secessionist group leader, Nnamdi Kanu, from its platform

- Emma Powerful, a spokesperson of the secessionist group which Kanu leads says the action was taken by Facebook Nigeria

- Powerful claims Kanu’s page was removed because the page was used to expose ills in the Nigerian government

Social media site, Facebook on Thursday, January 23, took down the page of secessionist leader, Nnamdi Kanu, from its platform.

Emma Powerful, a spokesperson of the secessionist group Kanu leads has said the action was taken by Facebook Nigeria because the page is used to expose ills in government, The Nation reports.

“We mince no words when we say that Facebook Nigeria is more corrupt than the corrupt government they are seeking to protect, he said.

A check by legit.ng showed that the page was no longer accessible on Facebook.

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Facebook moves against Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu’s Facebook page was not accessible on Thursday, January 23
Source: Facebook

Meanwhile, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been asked by the Igbo Youth Assembly (IYA) worldwide to immediately apologise to President Muhammadu Buhari for consistently abusing his administration.

Daily Trust reported that Ifeanyi Nwaudunna, the president-general of the group in a statement described Kanu’s actions against Buhari’s administration as rude and irresponsible.

The group said such conducts by Kanu should not be passed to the younger generation because it contradicts the customs, traditions and cultural values of Igbo as a people.

In another report, an Abuja Federal High Court judge, Justice Binta Nyako, has said prison is the safest place for Nnamdi Kanu.

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The judge was reported to have made the statement while ruling on the request that the IPOB leader is ready to face trial if his safety would be guaranteed by the court.

According to her, judges are also not safe in Nigeria given the rate of kidnap, so if Kanu wants to feel safe when back home, inside a cell room is the best place for him.

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