The twitter account of the rampaging Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), have been suspended. This is coming barley a day that the group destroyed five oil and gas facilities in Delta State, where it is operating from.
Besides, the group website has also been blocked. The group had used its twitter account and the website..www.nigerdeltaavengers.com to get its messages out to the public.
A check on twitter shows that the account was suspended based on these reasons:
‘’In order to maintain a safe environment for users on Twitter, we may suspend accounts that violate the Twitter Rules. Common reasons for suspension may include:
‘’Spam: Most of the accounts we suspend are suspended because they are spammy, or just plain fake, and they introduce security risks for Twitter and all of our users. These types of accounts are against our Twitter Rules. Unfortunately, sometimes a real person’s account gets suspended by mistake, and in those cases we’ll work with the person to make sure the account is unsuspended.
‘’Account security at risk: If we suspect an account has been hacked or compromised, we may suspend it until it can be secured and restored to the account owner in order to reduce potentially malicious activity caused by the compromise.
‘’Abusive Tweets or behavior: We may suspend an account if it has been reported to us as violating our Rules surrounding abuse. When an account engages in abusive behavior, like sending threats to others or impersonating other accounts, we may suspend it temporarily or, in some cases, permanently.’’
Spokesperson of NDA, ‘Brigadier General’ Mudoch Agbinibo could not reached for comment on the suspended account and website.