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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that Twitter refused the Federal government’s demand to delete the account of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
He stated this while speaking during a Radio Nigeria phone-in-programme tagged “Politics Nationwide. “
Mohammed said it was unfair to conclude that Twitter was suspended in the country because President Muhammadu Buhari’s message was deleted.
The minister accused Twitter of consistently making its platform available for promotion of agendas that threatens the togetherness and corporate existence of Nigeria.
He added that the Federal government made it clear that it took the action against Twitter because its platform was being used to encourage views of those who wanted to disintegrate the country.
“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.
Recall that Twitter had last week deleted a tweet by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu where he had vowed that any soldier sent to the Southeast by the Nigerian Government will die.
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