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The Federal Government has directed for immediate prosecution of offenders of the ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria.

Disclosing this in a statement signed by the Media aide to the Minister of Justice, Umar Gwandu on Saturday, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami directed the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation (DPPF) to swing into action and commence in earnest the process of prosecution of violators.

“Malami directed the DPPF to liase with the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, National Communication Communication (NCC) and other relevant government agencies to ensure the speedy prosecution of offenders without any further delay,” the statement read.

Nigerian government on Friday suspended the operation of Twitter after the social media giant temporarily froze the account of President Muhammadu Buhari’s account.

On Wednesday, Twitter removed a post by President Buhari, that vowed to punish separatists in the Southeast whom authorities have blamed for attacks on federal property.

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