Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba has alleged that Twitter is an “online machine” of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and that the social media platform supports the secessionist group more than it supports the Federal government.
Adamu said this while reacting to the decision of the Federal government to suspend the operation of Twitter in Nigeria.
In an interview with Channels TV on Friday evening, June 4, Garba, who in October 2020 sued the social media platform for ”supporting” the #ENDSARS protest (read here), said the Federal government’s decision is a welcomed development.
“Yes, I’m happy. Seriously. It is clearly showing that actions cannot just happen without consequences.
Twitter, if you studied their move for the last two years, they have been more of an anti-Nigerian force, for the destruction of Nigeria than actually a platform that’s supposed to advocate for freedom of expression of Nigeria.
“Because if you look at what happened with the removal of some of the tweets of the president, I can’t see very strong or vile word than that of Nnamdi Kanu that was left to still be available on Twitter.
“We have a very serious crisis in the south-east, where these guys are destroying fundamental institutions of Nigerian democracy, INEC offices, police institutions and courts.
“They are killing people on the streets, destroying people’s properties, and then Twitter is behind them.
“I think Twitter is like a kind of IPOB online machine because what they do more is to support IPOB much more than the government. IPOB, everyone knows, they are anti-Nigeria. Their target is to destroy Nigeria.”