Twit­ter sus­pends Niger Delta Avengers’ ac­count

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Daniel Adugbo

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.

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