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The new Facebook page of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been shut down by the social media giant.

A top leader of the outlawed group and director of Radio Biafra, Simon Ekpa, made this known in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Monday.

He wrote: “Our new Facebook page has been blocked restricted by Facebook.”

Naija News gathered that the social media giant suspended the new Facebook page of the group for breaching its rules and regulations.

Meanwhile, IPOB has called on the Department of State Services to allow its leader, Nnamdi Kanu access to his lawyers and family.

The spokesman of the group, Emma Powerful, stated this while condemning the secret police over its inability to produce Kanu in court.

In a statement, Powerful said: “We the global family of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, condemn the seek and hide attitude of the Department of State Services, DSS, and its systematic delay and failure to produce our leader Mazi Nnamdi in court today in Abuja.

“This was a deliberate and wicked plot to inflict further torture on our leader who they have kept incommunicado for some days now. In the past seven days, DSS has refused our lawyers and our leader’s family members access to him. This is wickedness!

“We are no longer comfortable with this development. We have enough grounds to suspect foul play. With the failure of DSS to produce our leader in court today without any cogent reason and coupled with the torture meted out to him since his abduction in Kenya, we are worried about the safety of our Leader.

“The failure of DSS to produce our leader in court today is confirming our fear over the uncertainty concerning his health. Considering his deteriorating health condition since he was kidnapped and the refusal of DSS to grant him access to his physicians, it is possible that our Leader may have been killed.

“DSS should prove us wrong by producing our leader in court or granting his lawyers and family members access to him. We are running out of patience. Nigeria should not take IPOB for granted. Our leader must not die in detention.”

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.