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Facebook Finally Clears The Air On Nnamdi Kanu's Alleged Account Ban

Hours after the Facebook account of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)'s activist and leader, Nnamdi Kanu was allegedly banned, there have been series of reactions from all stakeholders, including the IPOB and its reputable members. 

You will recall that Kanu's Facebook account was reportedly blocked on Tuesday, a few moments after the IPOB's leader had just finished with his public address to the members in a live broadcast via Biafra TV and their other platforms. 

The news of the Facebook account ban which was confirmed by Biafra's official handle itself on Facebook didn't appear a piece of good news to the IPOB members, who have gone ahead to criticize the blocking of the Facebook account of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, had on Wednesday, described the action as shocking but trivial. In a further statement, he had accused the Federal Government of having a hand in the conspiracy while lamenting that Facebook is an accomplice of mass murder. 

Reinstating the unwavering resolution of the group despite all odds he said, "We are here that Biafra may be restored… "

Decrying the Fulani herdsmen's brutality he said," I am very upset because of what is happening currently in Orkija, Anambra State. They are killing our people in Orkija." 

However, in a bid to clear the air on the leader of the IPOB's account ban, part statement from a Facebook spokesperson who spoke with the BBC Pidgin read thus:

Emma Powerful

" Why we removed Nnamdi Kanu's Facebook page is because the post contents on his page are not following the guidelines of our rules and also, they violate rules on coordinating harm and hate speech repeatedly." 

Many of you are already aware of the fact that Biafra is a set of ethnic group in Nigeria who has been agitating for a break-up from Nigeria to set up their own nation. They have all their members scattered abroad and in all other African countries, including Ghana here.

Spark for the move came up again after a clash between Fulani herdsmen and some farmers in the South-Western region of the country had led one Sunday Igboho to issue a 7 days ultimatum to leave their land.

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