“The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is appalled at the despicable attitude of Facebook for blocking the Facebook page of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, after his expository and explosive live broadcast on Tuesday night. it’s not only baffling but too petty for a worldwide social media giant like Facebook to permit itself to be employed by agents of oppression in Nigeria to suppress the reality .
We strongly condemn this attitude of Facebook Managers in Lagos and Abuja who collude with corrupt Nigerian officialdom to suppress free flow of data via their platform.
This unconscionable and reprehensible attitude amounts to partnering with perpetrators of human rights abuses and other criminal activities masterminded by the Nigerian State against innocent citizens.
The federal and its foot soldiers – terrorist herdsmen and bandits – have continued to subjugate indigenous nations within the country including Biafrans with the intent for conquest. These foot soldiers on day to day unleash all kinds of mayhem on the innocent and hapless indigenous peoples while the federal mischievously remains docile.
These vampires masquerading as herdsmen have forcibly seized our forests and converted our farms to grazing fields for his or her cattle. they need equally turned our ancestral lands to slaughterhouses where they kill with impunity in most dehumanising manners, innocent locals going about their legitimate business.
They commit these crimes unchallenged by security operatives. They kidnap for ransom, maim and rape our women. They feed their cattle with our crops, and Facebook is saying we don’t have a right to cry out?
Now that our Leader has started exposing the atrocities of those wolves in human clothing, Facebook have decided to be an accomplice to slaughter and oppressive tendencies of Fulani Janjaweed rulers of Nigeria.
Why should Facebook block the account of the leader of the most important peaceful mass movement within the world for speaking the bitter truth people are too terrified to speak about? Why hasn’t Facebook prevailed on the perpetrators of those heinous crimes in Nigeria to prevent their atrocities rather than denying innocent victims media access?
Facebook is quick to fall for the lie of agents of oppression and accuse us of hate speech but fails to understand that hate action begets hate speech if in Facebook lexicon, bitter truth translates to hate speech.
This unholy act is merely like what Britain and her allies did to Biafra during the Genocidal War of 1967-70 once they imposed land, air and media blockade on Biafra so as to deny the reality about the continued genocide from beginning .
But our message to Facebook is simple: regardless of how hard you are trying to suppress the gospel of truth being preached by our leader, the struggle for Biafra liberation can’t be bogged down . On the contrary, our efforts are going to be intensified because Biafra restoration may be a divine mandate that has got to be accomplished during this era.
We are very resolute in our resolve to revive Biafra and can not be deterred. If you wish block all Biafran activists on your platform, we shall keep pushing on until Biafra is fully restored.
We therefore, wish to encourage our leader’s teeming global audience to follow him and attach to his live broadcasts via IPOB’s numerous other platforms. Our leader are often followed through many other platforms such as: Twitter YouTube, IPOB Community Radio app, Radio Biafra app, Satellite and FM.
May we therefore remind all those local staff of Facebook in Lagos and Abuja that except for Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB, their families in their communities would have today been overrun by herdsmen and terrorists. An accomplice to a cruel man will surely get the reward of cruelty!”