Twitter Deactivates The Niger Delta Avengers Account
The Niger Delta Avengers Twitter account, whose recent activities in Nigeria in the last few months is negatively affecting the crude oil production in the country was suspended earlier today. The militant group with the handle, @NDAvengers have recently been using their account to update the general public on claims of attack and as an avenue to find fault with the present government.
Recent tweets were posted on Sunday, stating that it had carried out five attacks in the past few days.
A spokesman for Twitter when asked concerning the reasons for the suspension of the account commented:
This account has been suspended, we do not comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons.
The spokesman further added that the company’s polices included a “specific rule leading to violent threats”, which states that “you may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism”.
The spokesman for the Avengers, Mudoch Agbinibo, released a statement on Facebook, confirming the suspension.
Here is what he said below:
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!!!