Residents of Nigeria were threatened with court for using Twitter
Nigeria's Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said all violators of Friday's Twitter ban will be prosecuted, Vanguard reported.
Since Saturday morning, June 5, a social network has been blocked in the country. This decision was made by the authorities after the messages of the President of Nigeria, Muhammad Bukhari, were deleted, and his account was unavailable for 12 hours. In his posts, he threatened the separatists with punishment for attacks on government buildings.
In particular, the Minister of Information and Culture reacted to the incident. He accused the company of double standards and encouraging separatist actions.
“The Attorney General has instructed all relevant government services and institutions to ensure the prompt prosecution of violators,” said Umar Gwandu, a spokesman for the Nigerian Attorney General's Office.
True, what punishment is provided for violators has not yet been reported. The Nigerian authorities believe that Twitter is intended to undermine the country's integrity and security.
Prior to this, the authorities of the Solomon Islands banned Facebook. They explained the need for restrictions on “controversial and controversial publications” that criticized the authorities.