The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has revealed that the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is using Twitter as his medium to cause mischief and chaos in Nigeria.
The minister granted an interview with BBC News Africa as he defended the ban on Twitter by the Federal Government. He explained that the Federal Government banned Twitter for a reason because the persistent use of the platform is capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.
He threw some shots at Nnamdi Kanu as he revealed that he passes instructions to his people through social media to attack and cause insecurity in the South East.
In his words: “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.”