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The threat to shut down the internet in Nigeria is real – Activist, Abdul Mahmud



Nigerian activist, Abdul Mahmud has alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is desperate and might resort to shutting down the Internet following nationwide protests against SARS.

Mahmud who is a lawyer that has been actively involved in giving support to the #EndSARS campaign online, advised protesters to start exchanging phone numbers in case government carry out the threat.

According to the former student union leader, Buhari doesn’t care if shutting down the internet will cripple the economy.

The activist went further to advise the youths to resist the move as it is the last card the presidency has against the ongoing protest.

He wrote;

“Buhari is desperate. The threat to shut the internet is real. I mentioned it to protesters on Saturday. It is the last dice of this irresponsible government. Time to start exchanging telephone numbers! #SARSMUSTEND

“We must resist the shutting down as it will imperil small businesses, hospitals that depend on the net for specialist online services, and cripple our economy. Buhari doesn’t care; but we must force him to care! Nation-building isn’t about exercising naked power!”.

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