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Avengers opt for Facebook as Twitter suspends account

Avengers opt for Facebook as Twitter suspends account

The militant group in the Nigerian oil region, Niger Delta Avengers on Tuesday switched to Facebook to communicate its late Monday attack on Chevron well and oil pipelines near Warri in the Delta state.

It opted for the media after its account was suspended by Twitter.

Twitter said it suspended the group’s account because of its violent threats against Federal Government and that was after the dreaded group announced on Monday that it had carried out five attacks on key oil installations in the last
few days.

While Twitter is not in the tradition of commenting on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons, a spokesman for the site gave reason for interfering with NDA’s account, saying the action was in line with the company’s policy, which detailed specific rule pertaining to violent threats.

The rule states that “you may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism.”

The Avengers is accused of contravening this rule by its use of a Twitter account as means of communication to
publicize claims of attacks and a platform to condemn the Federal Government.

Read also: Oil installation attack gets messier as Avengers blow up NNPC, NPDC, Chevron pipelines

But regardless of Twitter account suspension, the group opted for Facebook to announced its late Monday attack.

The group claimed it blew up two Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), trunk lines in Batan Community, Warri South West council area of Delta State and two manifolds operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company
(NPDC) in the area and an oil well operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited at Makaraba village of Gbaramatu, Delta state.

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