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Facebook gives reason for removal of Nnamdi Kanu’s account
Facebook, a Nigerian-based social network giant, has given reason a Facebook account belonging to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Commander of Eastern Security Network, Nnamdi Kanu was removed.
In a statement via the company’s spokesman, in Lagos on Thursday 4 February noted that Kanu countless times violated Facebook rules against ‘hate speech’.
Clarifying further, the representative added that the popular social tool only allows individuals to voice and to feel safe than inciting violent acts.
He also warned that Community Standards have in detail what is obtainable and all that are not acceptable on Facebook and that permits the firm to remove violators’ content.
“In line with our rules, we removed Nnamdi Kanu’s page for repeatedly posting content that breaks those Community Standards, including content that violated our rules on coordinating harm and hate speech.”
The leadership of the agitating group for independence state of Biafra, IPOB, had on Wednesday through its Media Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful reacted over the removal of the Facebook client with username @MaziNnamdiKanuTheLeaderIPOB.
In its statement, IPOB accused Facebook managers in Abuja and Lagos of colluding with corrupt Nigerian government officials to suppress a free flow of information on Facebook.
However, this is not the first time Nnamdi Kanu’s Facebook page is faced with similar attacks, following several complaints directed to social network giant.
Kanu has since the incident urged his followers and supporters to join him on twitter (@MaziNnamdiKanu).