Anonymous, a group of unknown individuals, has vowed to begin hacking Nigerian government websites.
The legion of hackers have threatened to take control of more government websites, such as those of the Ministry of Information and Culture.
It said this was their own way of protesting the Nigerian government’s indefinite ban on Twitter in the country.
As we reported Friday, Information Minister Lai Mohammed announced the suspension of the micro-blogging site.
The suspension is not related to the deletion of President Buhari’s controversial tweet by Twitter’s management 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).
The group also hacked the websites of the Central Bank of Nigerian (CBN).
The group said it supports the weak against the powerful and stands for justice.
They cited human rights, autonomy and self-governance, resistance to tyranny, and a more humane society as their values.
In a brief letter obtained by DAILY POST on Saturday morning, Anonymous said, “As you may know, Twitter is banned in Nigeria, indefinitely. I am letting you know that very soon, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Culture and Information website and database will be hacked.
“Other Nigerian government websites will be attacked as a sign of protest against the ban.”