Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu wails as Twitter refuses to verify his account
The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu is yet to get over the shock that greeted the unilateral demolition of his official Facebook page by the management team of Facebook.
The controversial IPOB leader who is known for using his page to stoke inflammatory rhetorics was suddenly muzzled into oblivion, therefore stifling the only viable medium he uses to reach out to thousands of his followers and listeners.
Moreover, the decision marks a major escalation by Facebook as it comes under serious fire by the Nigerian government to ban Kanu whose inflammatory rhetorics by some security experts encourages insurrection and chaos.
If the restrictions should stand, Facebook could be the first major platform to remove Nnamdi Kanu permanently from its platform.
Moreover, Kanu has also dismissed a trending Twit as fake which says IPOB has contracted some great programmers in Algeria, Iran and Russia to build an online community which will bear the name IPOBook after his unfortunate removal from Facebook.
The Twit urged IPOB members to pay N500 to shame Mark Zuckerberg and even appealed to well wishers in Nigeria to pay N200.
Kanu accused the Nigerian secret police (DSS) of being responsible for the fake news.
He said DSS are encouraged to do it because of Twitter’s refusal to verify his official handle.
Kanu said, “This tweet is FAKE! It emanated from one of the numerous parody accounts Nigeria’s Secret Police (DSS) created with my name to disseminate fake information and confuse the public. They are encouraged to do this by the refusal of Twitter to verify this handle, my official account”.
The removal of Kanu from Facebook has infuriated his followers who in turn accused Facebook management team of being against the separatist movement.
However, some Nigerians welcomed the development, adding that Kanu was using his page to fan the embers of war, coupled with the recent activities of his private security network (ESN) in the Southeast region.