Social media platform, Facebook, has blocked the account of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The account was said to have been blocked after a live broadcast by Kanu on Tuesday.
A visit to the Facebook page initially showed that the account, which has more than 350,000 likes, was unavailable.
“This Page Isn’t Available. The link may be broken, or the page may have been removed. Check to see if the link you’re trying to open is correct,” a notice on the page reads.
But further checks on the account on Thursday morning showed that the account has now been restricted to the general public.
Reacting to Facebook’s action in a statement, IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, accused Facebook of colluding with the Federal Government to suppress the “free flow of information.”
He said the group has the right to express its grievances because herdsmen are allegedly destroying their farms and feeding their cattle with crops from their farms.
“We strongly condemn this attitude of Facebook managers in Lagos and Abuja who collude with corrupt Nigerian government officials to suppress the free flow of information via their platform.
“This unconscionable and reprehensible attitude amounts to partnering with perpetrators of human rights abuses and other criminal activities masterminded by the Nigerian state against innocent citizens.
“Now that our leader has started exposing the atrocities of these wolves in human clothing, Facebook has decided to be an accomplice to mass murder and oppressive tendencies
“But our message to Facebook is simple: no matter how hard you try to suppress the gospel of truth being preached by our leader, the struggle for Biafra liberation cannot be slowed down. On the contrary, our efforts will be intensified because Biafra restoration is a divine mandate that must be accomplished in this era,” the statement said.