By Wisdom Deji-Folutile
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu,
is using Twitter as a weapon to destabilise Nigeria.
The minister said this during an interview with BBC News Africa.
The Federal Government last week suspended Twitter after the micro-blogging platform deleted a controversial civil war post by President Muhammadu Buhari, threatening violence against separatist agitators.
Mohammed on Monday reiterated his support for the Federal Government’s decision to ban Twitter and stated that separatists are using the platform to fuel instability in the nation.
Mohammed said, “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 using always the Twitter platform.”