Twitter Rejected Nigerian Govt’s Demand That Nnamdi Kanu’s Account Be Blocked – Lai Mohammed
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As discussion on the way forward between Nigerian government and Twitter, the microblogging platform has rejected the Nigerian government’s demand that the account of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu should be blocked, Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed disclosed on Tuesday.
Mohammed stated this when he featured on “Politics Nationwide,’’ a Radio Nigeria call-in programme in Abuja, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The minister insisted that Twitter was suspended in Nigeria because the platform was being used to promote the views of those who wanted to destabilise the country.
Mohammed said that it was unfair to conclude that Twitter was suspended because it deleted a tweet posted by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Twitter has become a platform of choice for a particular separatist promoter,” he said. “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.
Nigerian government suspended the operation of twitter in the country two weeks ago after deleting President Buhari genocidal tweet about the Igbo.