Asari Dokubo alleges shutdown of Facebook account by DSS
SPOKESPERSON to the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Front (NDPSF), Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo Asari, Rex Ekiugbo Anighoro, yesterday alleged that the Facebook account of Asari Dokubo has been disabled by the Department of State Services (DSS).
In a statement yesterday to inform the media of the development, titled: “Buhari and APC: Depotism and the Confiscation of Freedom of Expression: Time Bomb Waiting to Explode”, Asari’s spokesman said, “The eclipse of freedom of expression is now abysmally manifest.”
He said the DSS has finalised plans to begin the arrest and detention of opposition activists especially those on social media network.
Ekigbo said the account was disabled after Dokubo Asari began a serialised article on his Facebook page on the gaffes and hypocrisy of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He stated: “Although we are not surprised at this junta’s long awaited modus, it remains a sad commentary that we are back to stone age where press freedom is endangered.
Ekiugbo said their investigation revealed that President Buhari through his media aides had begun the systematic dismantling of accounts of all strong and key opposition voices in the social media network through frivolous petitions of ‘inciting public unrest and the making of hate speeches’ to management of Facebook in their desperate moves to control the network media space.