Nigerian activist Femi Falana said in a statement that various non-governmental organizations operating in the country and 176 citizens filed a lawsuit against Buhari in the ECOWAS court against the Twitter ban.
Nigerian President Mohammad Buhari, in his Twitter account on June 1st, on the young rebels who attacked the public buildings in the southeast of the country, reminded the civil war that killed 1 million people in the country between 1967-1970 and said, “We, who fought in the field for 30 months, will treat them in the language they understand.”
Twitter suspended the account by deleting this post of Buhari. Upon this incident, the Nigerian government announced on June 4th that Twitter had suspended its activities in the country until further notice, and those who violated this ban were prosecuted.
Following the Nigerian government’s decision, in a joint statement made by the ambassadors of the European Union, England, and the USA in Abuja, it was stated that the suspension of Twitter‘s activities was a “violation of freedom of expression”.