The Federal Government has revealed that Twitter rejected its request to take down the account of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The country’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, stated this while speaking on “Politics Nationwide”.
Mohammed said it was unfair to conclude that Twitter was suspended in the country because President Muhammadu Buhari’s message was deleted.
He accused Twitter of consistently offering its platform to promote agendas that were inimical to the corporate existence of Nigeria, adding that the government was unambiguous that the action was taken because the platform was being used to promote the views of those who wanted to destabilize the clime.
“Twitter has become a platform of choice for a particular separatist promoter.
“The promoter consistently used the platform to direct his loyalists to kill Nigerian soldiers and policemen, run-down INEC offices, and destroy all symbols of Nigeria’s sovereignty.
“Every attempt to persuade Twitter to deny its platform to this separatist leader was not taken serious,” he said.