Malami violates Buhari Twitter ban, deploys VPN to deactivate account
Attorney-General Abubakar Malami has violated President Muhammadu Buhari’s ban on Twitter in Nigeria.
Mr Malami was caught using virtual private network (VPN) to bypass Buhari regime’s access restriction to login in to the micro-blogging site on Tuesday.
He gleefully announced the deactivation of his Twitter account on Facebook not minding that he has broken an order laid by his principal.
The Nigerian government last week Friday banned Twitter, blocking citizens’ access to the micro-blogging platform after Mr Buhari’s tweet, deemed a threat to commit genocide in the fashion of the civil war genocide against the South-East people was deleted by Twitter.
On Saturday afternoon, Mr Malami doubled down on government’s action by issuing a directive for the prosecution of Nigerians seen bypassing the government’s order.
Peoples Gazette, however, observed that Mr Malami deactivated his account on Tuesday, an action that requires one to first login to the micro-blogging site to do.
This action qualifies Mr Malami for arrest and prosecution, going by his directive.
Since the declaration of Twitter ban, Nigerians have condemned the action as draconian and illegal.
Many citizens continue to defy the government to use the micro-blogging platform.
Many activists and foreign missions in Nigeria say Twitter ban is an attack on the freedom of expression in Nigeria by the Buhari regime.
Before now, the Buhari-led government has been scheming to gag the free speech through an obnoxious social media Bill which continues to encounter pushbacks from Nigerians.
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