Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Twitter Suspends Niger Delta Avengers Account




The Twitter account of Nigerian Militant Group , The Niger Delta Avengers,
whose activities in the West African country in the last few months is
negatively affecting the country’s crude oil
production was suspended earlier today


. The Militant group with the twitter handle, @NDAvengers have used their
account to update the public on claims of attack and as an avenue to target the Nigerian government.

Some Tweets were posted on Sunday, indicating that it had
carried out five attacks in the last few days


.
A spokesman for Twitter when asked about the reasons for suspending the account commented:


“ This account has been suspended,
we do not comment on individual accounts
for privacy and security reasons."


The spokesman also added that the company’s
policies included a “specific rule pertaining to violent
threats”, which states that “you may not make threats
of violence or promote violence, including
threatening or promoting terrorism”.



Mudoch Agbinibo, who is the spokesman for the Avengers released a statement on Facebook,
affirming the suspension.


He said:
‘ Notice! This is to bring to your
notice that our twitter handle
@www.twitter.com/@ndavengers has been
suspended and our blog
@www.nigerdeltaavengers disabled. We
use this medium to appeal to our fans and
supporter to be very careful with any
website or twitter claiming to represent
us. We shall launch new accounts soon!
We must continue the struggle!!!




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