Twitter unlocks activist Aisha Yesufu's account (updated)

Twitter unlocks activist Aisha Yesufu's account (updated)

Social media giant Twitter has unlocked the account of Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) co-convener, Aisha Yesufu. The account had earlier been restricted by the social media platform.

Aisha Yesufu's Twitter account had in the early hours of Thursday, August 29, displayed the following: “Caution: this account is temporary restricted. You are seeing this warning because there has been some unusual activity from this account. Do you still want to view it?”

Ezekwesili blames FG as Twitter restricts activist Aisha Yesufu's account

A screenshot of Aisha Yesufu's restricted Twitter account
Source: UGC

Oby Ezekwesili who is also a co-convener of BBOG blamed the federal government for the development.

"AishaYesufu ‘s voice expressed daily on Twitter is being shut down with the unwitting action of a “Temporary Restriction”. FG, this won’t work," Ezekwesili.

Another prominent Twitter user, JJ Omojuwa, tweeted at Twitter asking while the social media placed a restriction on Aisha Yesufu's account.

Omojuwa tweeted: "People like Aisha must not have their voices restricted by systems we have come to trust to help democratise power power and activism. Lift the gate!"

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However, the social media platform later unlocked the account, explained while it was restricted and apologised to Aisha Yesufu.

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Recall that Vice president Yemi Osinbajo's Twitter account suddenly disappeared with its over two million followers on Friday, August 9, a development that caused heated reactions online.

The vice president's official Twitter account with the handle “@ProfOsinbajo” was verified by the social media platform at had the sign of the blue tick used to indicate verified accounts.

Osinbajo's spokesperson Laolu Akande later explained the reason behind the development on Saturday afternoon, August 10.

"Yesterday, there were failed external attempts to gain unauthorized access to the Vice President’s Twitter Account. Since, we have been in contact with Twitter, securing the account, and forestalling a reoccurrence. The VP will continue to actively communicate with our citizens," Akande said.

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