Former presidential candidate Adamu Garba has claimed that Twitter is an “online machine” of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and that the social media platform favors the secessionist group over the federal government.
Adamu stated this in response to the Federal Government’s decision to suspend Twitter’s operations in Nigeria.
In an interview with Channels TV on Friday evening, June 4, Garba, who sued the social media platform in October 2020 for “supporting” the #ENDSARS protest (read more here), said the Federal government’s decision is a welcome development.
“Yes, I am content. In all seriousness.
It clearly demonstrates that actions have consequences. Twitter, if you studied their moves over the last two years, has been more of an anti-Nigerian force, aiming to destroy Nigeria, than a platform that is supposed to advocate for Nigerian freedom of expression.
“Because if you look at what happened with the removal of some of the president’s tweets, I can’t think of a more strong or vile word than that of Nnamdi Kanu that was still available on Twitter.”
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We have a serious crisis in the south-east, where these people are destroying fundamental institutions of Nigerian democracy, such as INEC offices, police stations, and courts.“ They are killing people on the streets and destroying people’s property, and Twitter is supporting them.
“I believe Twitter is a kind of IPOB online machine because they support IPOB far more than the government. Everyone knows that IPOB is anti-Nigeria. Their goal is to devastate Nigeria.”