The Attorney General ordered that anyone who refused to comply with the government report it on the website.
Nigerian government spokesman Abubakar Malami has ordered that those trying to circumvent the government on Twitter be prosecuted soon after all mobile operators in the country have been ordered to stop appearing on television.
There were no details about the case and the allegations, but many Nigerians went to the polls on Saturday.
The Attorney General of the Federation has now ordered that every Twitter user in Nigeria be arrested and prosecuted.
This is the next phase of violence, bullying and oppression.
Pls let the world know that the Government of Nigeria has now announced that it will fight its youth.
– #OurFavOnlineDoc 🩺🇳🇬🇬🇧💎 (@DrOlufunmilayo) June 5, 2021
Buhari’s suspension of @TwitterAction in Nigeria is not legal. It’s a point. The Nigerian Constitution guarantees Nigerians the ability to speak freely and to communicate with them. Therefore, beware of any threats to be made by Buhari’s Attorney General#TableShaker #BuhariTormentor
– Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) June 5, 2021
Earlier in the day, mobile phone users in Nigeria said they had complied with a government order banning access to Twitter, just two days after Internet users removed a tweet from President Muhammadu Buhari’s account for violating its rules.
The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has confirmed that its members have received instructions from the state regulator not to sign.
ALTON members are responsible for the mobile phones that most Nigerians use via Twitter.
Twitter can still be accessed through a very cheap social networking band, which few Nigerians use. It is not known if
Access to this route was also blocked Some Nigerian users were able to overcome the ban using a secure network (VPN).
Nigeria’s media ministry announced Friday that the government was “slowing down” Twitter operations. It did not mention the tweet that Buhari removed, but said the platform was suspended “on issues that could jeopardize Nigerian unity”.
Twitter has claimed this because the tweet violated the site’s anti-violence laws. A US technical expert suspended the account for 12 hours.
“The announcement made by the Nigerian Government to suspend Twitter activities in Nigeria is very disappointing,” the company said in a statement.
“We are exploring and will discuss new information as soon as we know more.”
Story it made him come back sooner among media users, as well as human rights activists.
Several groups, including the Nigerian Bar Association, have threatened to take action if the government does not lift the ban on Twitter.