Facebook has placed restrictions on IPOB’s new page
Facebook has blocked a new account related to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Simon Ekpa, a member of the prohibited organization, revealed this on Tuesday.
Ekpa commented, “Our new Facebook page has been blocked restricted by Facebook.”
According to Vanguard, the organization claimed in January 2020 that Facebook had taken down its leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s, page.
According to the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, Mazi Kanu’s Facebook page was shut down by Facebook Nigeria because it had become a rich resource for people determined to expose the alleged misrule in Nigeria and the evil perpetrators of the regime that allegedly enthroned a better life for the Nigerian masses.
IPOB claimed that Facebook Nigeria is more corrupt than the dictatorship it is supposed to protect, claiming that denial of media space in the late 1960s caused Biafra immeasurable agony, and that IPOB is not willing to accept such suffering in the twenty-first century.
Following Facebook’s abrupt removal of Kanu’s official page, Ikeja Online noticed that Kanu created a new Facebook account with 5,000 friends in just six days.
However, after jumping bail in 2017 and fleeing the nation, the group’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is currently facing an 11-count accusation of treason, treasonable crime, terrorism, and illegal possession of firearms, among other things.
The Nigerian government repatriated him from an unnamed destination last month (June) and remanded him in the Department of State Services (DSS) custody.