FG orders prosecution of Nigerians using Twitter

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has ordered the immediate prosecution of Nigerians accessing microblogging platform, Twitter, through a virtual private network (VPN).

The development follows the Friday indefinite suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria.

There have been reports of Nigerian users of the platform bypassing the restriction posed by the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with a VPN since the wee hours of Saturday when the suspension order took effect.

In a statement on Saturday, Malami directed the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation (DPPF) at the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, to swing into action and commence in earnest the process of prosecution of violators of the Federal Government De-activation of operations of Twitter in Nigeria.

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