The leadership of Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has threatened to sue the Federal Government over its illegal indefinite suspension of Twitter in Nigeria.
SERAP disclosed this in a statement released on Friday.
The Federal Government on Friday said it has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement issued by his office in Abuja.
SERAP said: “Nigerians have a right to freedom of expression and access to information including online, and we plan to fight to keep it that way.
“@NigeriaGov, we’ll see you in court.”
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,
announced the suspension in a statement issued by his office in Abuja.
The announcement came a day after Twitter deleted tweets and videos posted on social media by Mr Buhari, which threatened genocide against the Igbo-dominated South-East.
Mr Mohammed had condemned Twitter’s action, saying it raised suspicion about the company’s intention in Nigeria.