Twitter suspends account of Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers – Reuters

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LAGOS, July 4 (Reuters) – Twitter on Monday suspended the account of Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group that has carried out a series of attacks on oil facilities in Nigeria in the last few months which pushed the country’s crude production to 30-year lows.

The Avengers have used a Twitter account as its main form of communication, using it to publicize claims of attacks and as a platform to criticize Nigeria’s government.

The group – which says it wants a greater share of Nigeria’s oil wealth to be passed on to communities in the impoverished Niger Delta region – posted messages on Sunday saying it had carried out five attacks in the last few days.

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