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Monday, 4 July 2016
Twitter takes down Niger Delta Avengers’ account
Twitter, on Monday suspended an account belonging to Niger Delta Avengers.
The suspension came a day after the group said it successfully launched five attacks on oil installations within two days.
The group is notorious for its destruction of oil and gas installations owned by major oil corporations across the delta states, the Avengers had since inception used Twitter to announce attacks.
The group first used Twitter to claim responsibility for the bombing of Bonny Soku gas export line in Gbarain, Bayelsa State, in February 2016.
Since then, it had claimed responsibility for more than 24 attacks as at July 2.
While announcing attacks, it also demanded a better living condition for the people of the oil-rich region. At some point, the group demanded a sovereign state for the Niger Delta.
Shell, Chevron, Eni, NNPC and other oil companies operating in the region had their facilities attacked in recent months.
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