Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture has revealed that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was the reason for the ban on Twitter by the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of Nigeria.
Lai Mohammed stated this on a BBC programme while trying to defend the Federal Government’s ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria.
Mohammed said, “The government has suspended the operations of Twitter in Nigeria indefinitely because of the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.
“The main reason for this is because of the persistent use of Twitter in particular for activities that are inimical to the corporate existence of Nigeria.”
“IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu in particular, his platform of choice to destabilise the country is Twitter.
“Twitter is actually the platform of choice for the separatist leader who resides outside Nigeria, but issues directives for his members to attack the symbols of authority such as policemen, soldiers, correctional centres, electoral offices and this has been done willfully and consistently without consequences always using the Twitter platform.”