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'Anonymous' Threatens To Hack Websites Of Nigerian Government, Ministry of Information, Others Over Twitter Ban

Anonymous, a band of unknown individuals, has vowed to commence hacking of the Nigerian Government websites.

The legion of hackers have threatened to take control of more government websites, such as that of the Ministry of Information and Culture.

It said this was its own way of protesting the indefinite ban of Twitter in the country by the Nigerian government.

As reported on Friday, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension of the micro blogging site.

The suspension is not unconnected to the removal of President Buhari’s controversial tweet by the management of Twitter on Wednesday.

Anonymous was very active during the EndSARS protest, hacking websites and social media accounts of government agencies, including the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

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The group also hacked the websites of the Central Bank of Nigerian (CBN).

The group said they support the weak against the powerful and stand for justice.

They listed their values as human rights, autonomy and self-governance, resistance against tyranny, a more humane society.

In a brief write up obtained on Saturday morning, Anonymous said, “As you might know, Twitter is banned in Nigeria, indefinitely. I’m letting you know that very very soon, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Culture and Information website and database will be hacked.

“More Nigerian government websites will be targeted as a sign of protest against the ban.

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