A human rights group, Concerned Nigerians for the Protection of Human Rights and Rule Law Initiative, has vowed to sue telecommunications corporations in Nigeria together with MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9Mobile for blocking entry to the microblogging website, Twitter throughout the nation.
The telcos had mentioned they acquired a directive from the Nigerian Communications Commission to dam entry to Twitter within the nation following its suspension by the Nigerian authorities on Friday.
The suspension by the federal government comes days after a publish by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 1967 civil conflict was deleted by the microblogging platform.
Nigerians awoke on Saturday encountering difficulties in accessing their Twitter handles whereas some navigated the hurdle utilizing digital non-public networks.
Comrade Deji Adeyanju, convener of the the group in an announcement mentioned the transfer by the telcos was not solely unconstitutional however null and void as a result of it has no authorized backing.
The assertion learn, “At @ConcernedNIG, we might be suing the telecom corporations for disconnecting Twitter within the nation and not using a legitimate courtroom order instantly the courts resumes as a result of this can be a clear breach of SC 37 CFRN.
“The structure ensures the privateness of residents, their properties, correspondence, phone conversations and telegraphic communications which Twitter is inclusive. This assured rights can’t be taken away by govt fiat.
“The ban on Twitter isn’t solely unconstitutional however null and void as a result of it has no authorized backing. And as such, the telecommunication corporations that applied the unlawful ban blindly and not using a legitimate courtroom order should be made to pay for the damages suffered by Nigerians.
“Many business who rely on Twitter for patronage have suffered great loss and as such, this and many other reasons will serve as locus.”