It seems that the most dreaded militant group per freedom fighters @NDAvengers will now have hitches in disseminating the news of their bombing activities in the oil rich states of the South South Nigeria. This is rising following the recent decision of owners of twitter to suspend their twitter account @NDAvengers which is one of the fastest growing account in terms of followers.
The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) are a militant group in Nigeria’s Niger Delta. The group publicly announced their existence in March 2016.
The NDA have attacked oil producing facilities in the delta, causing the shutdown of oil terminals and a fall in Nigeria’s oil production to its lowest level in twenty years. The attacks caused Nigeria to fall behind Angola as Africa’s largest oil producer. The reduced oil output has hampered the Nigerian economy and destroyed its budget, since Nigeria depends on the oil industry for nearly all its government revenues.
The NDA’s declared aims are to create a sovereign state in the Niger Delta and have threatened to disrupt Nigeria’s economy if their aims are not met. The NDA claims its members are “young, educated, well travelled…and educated in east Europe”. The group have criticised the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, for having never visited the delta and his detention of the Biafran independence activist Nnamdi Kanu.
Since 25th of June, they have not twitted anything but still active on their official website http://www.nigerdeltaavengers.org . What is not certain is if the Federal government of Nigeria has connection to this account suspension.