The Presidency on Saturday accused the Mazi Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of killing innocent Nigerians.
Naija News reports that this was made known by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement in Abuja on Saturday.
Garba Shehu also accused IPOB of amassing a stockpile of weapons, bombs across the country.
He assured that the Buhari administration will continue to safeguard all citizens against social media’s disruptive and divisive influences.
”IPOB is proscribed under Nigerian law. Its members murder innocent Nigerians.
”They kill policemen and set government property on fire. Now, they have amassed a substantial stockpile of weapons and bombs across the country.
”Twitter does not seem to appreciate the national trauma of our country’s civil war. This government shall not allow a recurrence of that tragedy,” he added.
Recall that Twitter had on Wednesday deleted Buhari’s tweet for violating its rules.
Annoyed with Twitter’s decision, the Federal Government on Friday suspended, indefinitely, the operations of microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.
Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement signed by his media aide Segun Adeyemi.
The minister cited the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.