Koo app
Koo app

Indian social networking company Koo is looking for its expansion into Nigeria after the country suspended micro-blogging site Twitter on Friday, two days after the platform deleted a tweet from President Muhammadu Buhari's account for violating its rules.

Now, company's co-founder Aprameya Radhakrishna took to twitter to hint its push into the African country. He wrote, "@kooindia is available in Nigeria. We're thinking of enabling the local languages there too. What say?".

His post drew a number of suggestions about the push from twitteratis.

The microblogging site, Koo,a homemade version of the social networking platform, was co-founded by entrepreneurs Aprameya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidwatka. Radhakrishna had founded online cab booking service TaxiForSure, which was subsequently sold to Ola Cabs.

The app is available in Kannada, Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu and Marathi. In the future it plans to provide support for Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Meitei, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit and Urdu.

Nigeria announced on Friday that it was suspending Twitter operations in the country, saying the platform was being used for activities "capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence."

Information Minister Lai Mohammed said the government made the move because of "the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence".

Twitter had riled authorities in Nigeria on Wednesday when it deleted a remark on President Buhari's account for violating regulations after he referred to the country's civil war in a warning about the recent unrest in the southeast.

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