The Federal Ministry of Interior said in a tweet on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, that the Federal Government did not generate a ‘no-fly’ list containing names of youths and persons who participated in the recent #EndSARS protests.
This was disclosed as a reaction to an online publication that claimed that the Federal Government has begun the compilation of such a list.
The Ministry also shared a short notice on its official handle stating that “No-fly list generation is not the responsibility of the Ministry or its associated agency.”
— Ministry of Interior (@MinOfInteriorNG) November 3, 2020
The reaction comes after one of the major promoters of the #EndSARS movement, Modupe Odele @Mochievous was stopped at the airport on Sunday while travelling to the Maldives for vacation.
Although the Nigeria Immigration Service is yet to explain the reason why Odele was stopped at the airport, some social media influencers have condemned the action and called for her release using the hashtag #FreeMoe.
Odele has, however, tweeted explaining that she is fine and safe and while thanking everyone, she pleaded not to spread false news saying it is dangerous.