Nigeria has announced that social media Twitter will be shut down indefinitely. There are allegations that Twitter is being used as a platform for anti-government activities in Nigeria. News AFP.

The Nigerian Ministry of Information said in a statement that Twitter had been shut down indefinitely. Two days before the statement was made, Twitter deleted a tweet from President Muhammad Buhari’s account. His tweet was deleted for violating the rules.

But even after that comment on Friday, Twitter is still active in Nigeria. Segun Adeyemi, a special assistant at the information ministry, told AFP he could not comment on the technicalities. However, the operation of Twitter will be suspended indefinitely.

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