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Separatists used Twitter to burn police stations, INEC offices in Nigeria – Lai Mohammed

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The Minister of Info and Tradition, Lai Mohammed, on Thursday, claimed that separatist campaigners use Twitter to concern directives to their followers in Nigeria to assault safety forces in addition to burn police stations and workplaces of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).

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Mohammed, who spoke on the Assembly of Info Managers of APC Authorities in Lagos on Thursday, additionally stated that the Federal Authorities suspended the operations of Twitter in Nigeria due to the menace posed by the gross abuse of the platform to the nation’s peace and unity.

Mohammed stated, “Social media is a double-edged sword, offering alternatives and challenges maybe in equal measure.

“For the knowledge and communication supervisor, the so-called new media supplies the last word take a look at. As you all know, we lately needed to droop the operations of Twitter in Nigeria due to the menace posed by the gross abuse of the platform to the nation’s peace and unity.

“Twitter is the platform of alternative for separatist campaigners, particularly these of them residing exterior the nation, who use it to concern directives to their followers in Nigeria to assault our safety forces in addition to to burn police stations and INEC workplaces.”

DAILY POST remembers that the Federal Authorities suspended the operation of Twitter in Nigeria, accusing the platform of permitting contents able to threatening the company existence of the nation.

Regardless of the ban, some Nigerians have continued to entry the medium by way of the usage of Digital Non-public Community (VPN)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appointed a crew to have interaction with Twitter over the suspension of its operations within the nation.

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