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Twitter Explains Interim Suspension Of BBOG Co-convener, Aisha Yesufu’s Account

Micro-blogging social site, Twitter, has apologised to Aisha Yesufu, co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), after her account was temporarily suspended for over 10 hours.

Yesufu’s Twitter account was blocked on Wednesday, prompting speculations that the activist might have violated the site’s regulations.

But 23 hours after her last tweet, Yesufu published a tweet on Thursday afternoon, confirming that her account had been restored.

The activist also tweeted a screenshot of the email sent by the micro-blogging company.

“Thank you everyone for your voices. I have gotten a mail from @Twitter and I am back. I will continue to be a voice. My voice is not for myself alone but for so many others who unfortunately did not get that education that so many of us take for granted to have a voice. THANK YOU,” she tweeted.

According to the email by Twitter, Yesufu’s account was mistakenly suspended, blaming the incident on an automated bot.

“A little background. We have systems that find and remove automated spam Twitter accounts, and it looks like yours was flagged as spam by mistake. This can happen if an account exhibits automated behaviour in violation of our rules,” the email partly read.

Accepting the apology, the activist said she would continue to use her voice as a means to campaign against bad governance and speak for the oppressed in the society.

“My big mouth is not for me alone. It is for so many of us. It is for those made silent by a system that continues to fail them. It is for those who are oppressed and made mental captives. It is for the little girl I was who cried out for help and nobody listened It is for Nigeria,” Yesufu tweeted.



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