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Nigerians Turn To VPNs As Twitter Officially Goes Down Overnight



Popular micro-blogging social platform, Twitter is finally down in Nigeria following the Nigeria government’s ban on the social media outfit on Friday, June 4.

Many Nigerians have confirmed that they can longer access the most visited social media platform especially in the West African country.

Different sources have reported major telecommunication operators like GLO, MTN, 9Mobil and Airtel subscribers can no longer have access to Twitter both through Mobile app or Website.

Recall that Twitter had Wednesday deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet, where he threatened to deal with secessionists “in the language they understand”.

The tweet went viral and was widely criticized by twitter users read:
“Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”

The federal government had accused Twitter of being a suspect and taking sides.

Meanwhile, Nigerians are quickly adopting Virtual Private Networks as an alternative means to gain access, following the suspension of Twitter at midnight on Friday, June 4 2021.

The Virtual Private Networks (VPN) will enable Nigerians access the social media platform by bypassing the restrictions effected by the federal government.

Some free VPNs listed to enable Nigerians access Twitter include;

Hotspot Shield VPN & Proxy
Hideman VPN
Unlimited Free VPN – betternet
SurfEasy VPN for Android
Hola Free VPN

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