The Twitter account of the Niger Delta avengers have been suspended by Twitter. The militant group whose Twitter handle was @NDavengers, used this account to publicize their attacks on the countries oil installations and attack the government through the media as well.
Meanwhile, the militant groups website has also been taken down. This was disclosed by the groups PRO, Mudoch Agbinibo through the Niger Delta avengers Facebook page.
His statement reads, ” Notice! This is to bring to your notice that our twitter handle @www.twitter.com/@ndavengers
has been suspended and our blog
@www.nigerdeltaavengers disabled. We use this medium to appeal to our fans and supporter to be very careful with any website or twitter claiming to represent us. We shall launch new accounts soon! We must continue the struggle!!! ”
The suspension of the social media accounts of the Niger Delta avengers is in line with recent agreement between the world government and social media companies, search engines etc. to work towards curbing the menace of terrorists and groups promoting violence or making threats through the Internet and using their social media accounts as a store front for recruiting impressionable individuals into their fold. We can only wait and see what how the militant group launches another account or if they will get their Facebook account banned as well.