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Facebook Nigeria reportedly disabled a page belonging to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Media and Publicity Secretary to the group, Emma Powerful, disclosed in a statement on Thursday, claimed that the clampdown on the page was the handiwork of Nigerian branch based in Lagos due to intensified exposing of the ills of the federal authorities.
According to the statement, Biafra had suffered media denial before, during and after the civil war and 60s and would not be allowed to repeat in the 21st century.
In his words: “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 than the corrupt government they are seeking to protect”
“Biafra suffered immeasurably as a result of the denial of media space in the late 60s a situation we are not prepared to allow in this 21st century.”
In similar experience, a Facebook business page of our company, Scannews 24 was disabled off space.
In the process of appeal for recovery, personal account which the business page was opened on was also disabled.
We hope Facebook Nigeria take another look on their policies as our hard earned investment, resources goes down the drain just as Nigerian economy needs large scale of business to grow.