al- Shabab’s Twitter account has been suspended after it emerged that its writers had threatened to kill Kenyan hostages they have been holding.
According to sources in Mogadishu, the Twitter access for the Somali militant group has been blocked following the threats issued on Wednesday on two Kenyans.
The group had demanded the release from Kenyan jails if militants charged with terrorism and said unless they were freed, the hostages would be killed.
The Twitter account was launched in December 2011 following the incursion by Kenyan troops into Somalia to deal with members of the insurgent groups who were blamed for a series of kidnappings of Westerners in Kenya.
The account was used to declare a French hostage under their custody was to be killed and announced later that the French intelligence official Denis Allex had been killed.
So far al-Shabab has refrained from issuing any statement in the wake of the suspicion of their Twitter account whose suspension was demanded by the United States but was devoid of the legal means to do so.
Source African Press Agency
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