By barring 40 million users from using the platform, the government has effectively silenced ordinary Nigerians and taken away financial opportunities from them.
The suspension of Twitter came after the platform deleted the Nigerian President’s tweet. But the beef between Nigeria and Twitter is nothing new.
Police bundled over 17 protesters into a black truck at the tollgate who were trying to hold a rally over last year's deadly demonstrations against police brutality.
The Nigerian government has promised a string of reforms in response to the protests, including the disbanding of SARS. But many young people doubt whether this will root out the country's notorious culture of corruption.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation about the ongoing unrest, urging calm but did not mention Tuesday night's military shootings.
In response to widespread demonstrations, the government is disbanding the Special Anti-Robbery Squad unit but protesters are continuing with their demonstrations to press for an end to police violence.
Police disbands Special Anti-Robbery Squad with immediate effect, prompted by days of protests across the country against alleged brutality by its members.
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