Twitter Deactivates Niger Delta Avengers’ Account

The Twitter account of the Niger Delta Avengers, whose activities in Nigeria in the last few months is negatively affecting the country’s crude oil production was suspended earlier today. The militant group with the handle, @NDAvengers have used their account to update the public on claims of attack and as an avenue to find fault with the government.

Niger Delta Avengers
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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.
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