Nigerian govt debuts on India's Koo social network after banning Twitter

10-06-2021

New Delhi, Jun 10 (UNI) The Nigerian government has joined Indian microblogging platform Koo days after it indefinitely banned Twitter in the country.
Koo, the Indian version of Twitter that was originally designed specifically for Indians as it provided services in multiple local languages, announced the launch in the Nigerian segment shortly after Abuja issued the Twitter ban.
Nigeria suspended Twitter indefinitely last week after it deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari, in which the ex-army general threatened to deal with secessionists in the "language they understand." The authorities voiced concerns that the platform could be used to jeopardize the country's unity.
According to Nigeria's information and culture ministry, Twitter has contacted the authorities of the West African nation to resolve the issue.