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Today's Headlines: United States Sends Strong Message To Buhari, Stop Calling Igbos Killers - Rochas

United State of America Sends Strong Message To Buhari

The United States of America has expressed its displeasure with the banning of popular social media platform, Twitter by Nigeria.

It can be recalled that a few days ago, the President Muhammadu Buhari's led administration issued a statement banning access to the platform in the country. Since then, Nigerians have not been granted easy access to the platform although some have done so with the help of Virtual Private Networks (VPN). This is despite governmental threats of being arrested and prosecuted for using the platform.

(L-R: Anthony Blinken, Muhammadu Buhari)

The United States of America has frowned at the ban imposed, deeming it as undemocratic. In a statement by US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, entitled "Nigeria's Twitter Suspension" addressed to Buhari, the social media suspension was condemned. The government was also urged to respect the rights of it's citizenry when it comes to free speech.

"Stop Calling Igbos and Fulanis Criminals" - Rochas Okoracha to Nigerians

Former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, who is representing Imo West in the National Assembly has called on Nigerians to learn to seperated criminals from their tribes or ethnic background.

(Rochas Okorocha)

This call was made while he was speaking on the floor of the Senate. He urged security agencies to work hard to bring those responsible for the insecurities in the country to book. He also urged Nigerians to remain grateful that the country as stuck together despite facing many challenges. He called on Nigerians to stop associating "killer" tags on tribes or ethnic groups.

ESN Has No Relationship With Unknown Gunmen

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have come out to defend themselves following accusations that they are responsible for the gruesome killings of 128 security personnels in Imo State.

The group have come out to state that neither it nor its security network, ESN, is responsible for the onslaught on security personnels in Imo State or in other parts of the country.

The group have accused the Nigerian Army of trying to incriminate them so as to justify killing them. They reiterated that IPOB is a peaceful mov money and that their security network has no relationship with the unknown gunmen.

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