Twitter suspends Niger Delta Avengers’ account
The Twitter account, @NDAvengers, associated with the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, has been suspended.
The account with over 31,000 followers which the militants use to announce their attacks on oil installations was suspended yesterday.
A search for feeds of the @ NDAvengers handle throughout yesterday by our reporter only showed that account had been suspended.
The group’s last post was on Sunday when it claimed it attacked five crude-pumping facilities overnight, including those belonging to Chevron and three trunk lines belonging to the NNPC.
Their spokesman, Mudoch Agbinibo, confirmed the suspension in a statement posted on Facebook which said: “Notice! This is to bring to your notice that our twitter handle, @www.twitter.com/@ndavengers, has been suspended and our blog, @ www. niger delta avengers disabled .”
“We use this medium to appeal to our fans and supporters to be very careful with any website or twitter claiming to represent us. We shall launch new accounts soon! We must continue the struggle!!!”
Twitter said it may suspend accounts that violate its rules in order to maintain a safe environment for other users.
The social media platform said the common reasons why it may suspend an account include if the account is fake, hacked or if it engages in abusive behaviour like sending threats to other users.