SERAP threatens to drag Buhari govt to court for suspending Twitter in Nigeria


The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has announced plans to drag the Nigerian government to court for suspending the activities of the social media giant, Twitter in Nigeria.

SERAP, in a statement on Friday, said it will be suing the Federal authorities, adding that the suspension was an encroachment on the rights to freedom of expression of Nigerians.

“Nigerians have a right to freedom of expression and access to information including online, and we plan to fight to keep it that way.”

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“@NigeriaGov, we’ll see you in court.”, the group tweeted.

The Federal government announced on Friday that Twitter’s activities in Nigeria have been suspended over 24hours after the social media giant deleted an offensive tweet threatening ‘Genocidal’ violence against Igbos over the rising spate of insecurity in the region from President Buhari’s official handle.

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