By Olivia isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Top diplomatic missions to Nigeria, such as Canada, the US, the UK and the EU, on Saturday, expressed disappointment at the recent ban placed on the operations of microblogging site, Twitter, by the Nigerian government.
The missions conveyed their displeasure with the action of the Nigerian government via a joint statement issued on Saturday.
This comes in the wake of the Federal Government’s suspension of Twitter’s operations on Friday in response to the social media platform’s removal of tweets from the official account of President Muhammadu Buhari, which made reference to the genocide against the Igbo ethnic nationality during the 1967-1970 Civil War.
By early Saturday, users across the country started to experience difficulties in accessing the service and many resorted to using Virtual Private Networks (VPN).
Below is the joint statement by the foreign diplomatic missions