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THE Federal Government on Wednesday said it has no intention to ban Facebook over the alleged inciting statements by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

The Minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, presided over the President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Recall that Alhaji Mohammed, had at a meeting with a team from Facebook in Abuja on Tuesday, asked the social media platform to prevent IPOB, from using its platform to incite violence.

The Minister had said people had been killed because of the group’s activities.

But asked whether the Federal Government was contemplating to ban Facebook as it did to Twitter over the alleged inciting violence by IPOB, Alhaji Mohammed said, no plan yet as the government had a fruitful discussion with the social media platform.

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