Bruce Fein, the United States-based lawyer of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has called on Facebook authority to plan an immediate ban of President Muhammadu Buhari and his government.
According to him, Facebook should consider a ban on the Nigerian Government for alleged genocide and crimes against humanity perpetrated against IPOB and the people of the Southeast.
He spoke in response to a call by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who implored Facebook to ban IPOB from using the social media platform.
Mohammed had said Facebook was not doing enough to curb the IPOB, adding that a total ban would be better.
Fein who spoke in a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, however, lambasted the Nigerian Government for proscribing IPOB and denying the group the right to defend itself.
Parts of the letter reads that “I am aware of the Nigerian Government’s high decibel clamour for Facebook to ban IPOB and its members from the social media platform for allegedly inciting violence. The clamour is predicated on the Nigerian Government’s proscription of IPOB as a terrorist organization in September 2017. The whole story is more revealing.
“The proscription flouted due process. IPOB was denied notice and an opportunity to respond. The proscription was the fact-free ipse dixit of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Accordingly, I am respectfully requesting that Facebook rebuke the Fulani-controlled Government of Nigeria for seeking censorship of IPOB’s free speech.
“Facebook should also consider banning the Government of Nigeria as a criminal enterprise featuring genocide and crimes against humanity against Biafrans and other ethnic or political groups. The incriminating evidence is voluminous and will be supplied on request.”