By Emeka Mamah
ENUGU—–The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday, pooh-poohed the alleged alliance between the Federal Government and the founder of Facebook, FB, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg aimed at blocking the Radio Biafra, London, RBL, from operations, saying that the clampdown must have been influenced by monetary inducement from the Nigerian government.
IPOB said that it was unthinkable that Zuckerberg, an Israelite, would work with President Muhammadu Buhari who had never pretended about his hatred of his country to jeopardise the activities of Biafrans who had same history with his fellow countrymen and women.
This was contained in a statement jointly signed by IPOB’s Spokespersons, Emma Nmezu and Dr Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya yesterday.
The statement read, “On Friday, October 29, 2016, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, the 32-year old Jewish Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of the social media platform Facebook, FB, pulled down the FB group page belonging to Radio Biafra London, RBL. It is common knowledge that RBL is the media arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
“In essence, Mark Zuckerberg intentionally and indirectly stifled IPOB from using FB to educate, inform, and disseminate the gospel of the restoration of the nation of Biafra to both Biafrans and non-Biafrans alike.
“What is more worrisome is that this clampdown on RBL by Mr Zuckerberg came a few weeks after he visited … Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria. It is on record that on the same day Mark Zuckerberg held a secret meeting with Buhari in Abuja, his $95 million satellite exploded while on a launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Brevard County in Florida.
“As a stop-gap measure to the taking down of RBL, FB page, the leadership of IPOB opened another group page for RBL and invited Biafrans and friends of Biafra to populate the page by adding their FB friends to the new group page.
“Surprisingly, the FB management started blocking those who attempted to add their friends to the group page. We posit that the blocking of people who were populating the FB group page did not happen without the knowledge and approval of Mr Zuckerberg.
“We at IPOB are still in shock as we wonder why Zuckerberg with a Jewish ancestry will work with an Anti-Semitic person like Muhammad Buhari to block RBL, which is the media arm of IPOB that belongs to Biafrans and these Biafrans have the same ancestry as Zuckerberg.
“Did money exchange hands from Buhari’s Government to Mark Zuckerberg? If so, does Mr Zuckerberg live with the philosophy that “money is thicker than blood?” Is Mr Zuckerberg aware that Buhari hates the Jews and Biafrans more than any other thing in his life and that Buhari has visited all the neighbours of the State of Israel but vowed never to step his feet in Israel?
“Does Mr Zuckerberg know that Buhari is the number one global campaigner for the division of Jerusalem, the Biblical and ancient capital of Israel? Is Zuckerberg aware that Buhari covertly blocked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from conducting state visits in the West African region just as he did in the other regions of Africa?
“If there were any doubts before, the personal experience of Mark Zuckerberg in the past few days that he shut down RBL on Facebook has indicated to him the force behind the new Biafra movement led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu; something Buhari is confronting every day but too proud to acknowledge publicly.
“Zuckerberg and his facebook felt the might and divinity of IPOB in the past days when they lost over five percent of the value of his Facebook company worth $3 billion, simply because he messed up over IPOB. Having been visited by this second divine retribution, he quickly backtracked and restored RBL FB group page on Friday, November 4, 2016.
“Contrast this conscientious and repentant attitude of Zuckerberg towards IPOB with that of Buhari who miscalculated and kidnapped the symbol and arrowhead of the new agitation for Biafra, the IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“Despite the calamitous destruction of the Nigerian economy, disease, pestilence, restiveness, hunger and pain, Buhari like the Biblical Pharaoh has refused to restore the freedom of the IPOB leader quite unlike Mark Zuckerberg that saw the demise of his empire and quickly did the needful.
“It will be in the interest of Buhari to learn from Zuckerberg’s experience since they are friends. He tampered with RBL Facebook group page and felt the wrath of God instantly.
“RBL on Facebook is the central new media platform for IPOB and all lovers of freedom including journalists, which makes it naturally the largest and most popular forum on Facebook.
“Considering the total mess Nigeria is in and the need to avert the complete collapse of the country into an unimaginable state of anarchy, it is our expectation that Justice Binta Nyako will be moved to salvage what is left of wreckage Nigeria has become. Failure by Nyako to dismiss outright the politically motivated and frivolous charges against the IPOB leader Mazi Kanu will invite more deadly calamity upon Nigeria.
“Moving forward, we warn Mr Zuckerberg to steer clear of Muhammadu Buhari and to avoid anything that will drag him into fighting against the restoration of Biafra. Anyone who fights against Biafra is directly fighting against the Almighty God, Chukwu Okike Abiama, hence repercussions must follow such a person or nation.
“On the other hand, we feel very sorry for Buhari because he has sunk billions of dollars into stopping Radio Biafra and the Biafran restoration process without any success. This is beside the thousands of Biafran lives he has killed in cold blood from August 30, 2015 till date.
“Buhari has blood-letting in his DNA because this was why he started his military career with the assassination plot of Major-General J. T. U. Aguiyi-Ironsi on July 29, 1966 as well as the massacre of over two million Biafrans at Owerri in 1968.
“The futility of Zuckerberg’s clampdown on RBL FB page and the failure of Muhammadu Buhari in silencing IPOB is a big lesson to those who are opposed to the restoration of the nation of Biafra.
“The restoration of the nation of Biafra is a divine project whose time has come and the likes of Mark Elliot Zuckerberg and Muhammadu Buhari cannot alter the plans of the God of Biafrans because He is indeed El-Sali, El-Haggadol, and El-Gibbor. Biafra’s restoration is a mandate from Sovereign LORD of all Creation.”