– Reason Why the Niger Delta Avengers Twitter Account Was Suspended: The Twitter account of dreaded militant group, The Niger Delta Avengers, was suspended yesterday and the reason for the suspension has finally been revealed.
The Niger Delta Avengers militant group’s Twitter account was suspended following the proclamation on the micro-blogging site that it had successfully carried out five attacks on key oil installations in the last few days.
According to VanguardNGR, although Twitter does not comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons, a spokesman for the site said, Avengers account was suspended in line with the company’s policy, which detailed specific rule pertaining to violent threats.
The rule says that “you may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism.”
The Avengers allegedly contravened this rule by using a Twitter account as its main form of communication, using it to publicize claims of attacks and as a platform to criticise the Federal Government.