Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War.
Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.
As a result of Twitter's action, the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture issued a press release3 in which it stated that the Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the micro-blogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.
The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.— Fed Min of Info & Cu (@FMICNigeria) June 4, 2021
I receive daily security reports on the attacks on critical national infrastructure, and it is very clear that those behind them want this administration to fail. Whoever wants the destruction of the system will soon have the shock of their lives. We’ve given them enough time.— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) June 1, 2021
However, it is unclear until now as to what does the suspension mean, since Twitter is still accessible in Nigeria.
- Twitter is inaccessible4 on many large ISP networks in Nigeria, including on the biggest operators, MTN.
- A press statement by the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTON) of Nigeria stated that its members have received formal instructions from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to suspend access to Twitter.