Facebook Allows Nigerians to Mark Themselves Safe

Nigerians can now mark themselves safe on Facebook.

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Blood-splattered window after July 7 blasts by Boko Haram. (Photo: AP)

Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking site, Facebook, has activated the safety check in Nigeria.

The change was made after over 30 people were killed in a Boko Haram bomb blast on Tuesday while 32 others were killed on Wednesday.

We've activated Safety Check again after the bombing in Nigeria this evening.After the Paris attacks last week, we...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Post the Paris attack, the social networking giant had faced criticism for being biased towards Paris while people died in Beirut and Baghdad, on the day of Paris attacks on Friday.

At least 17,000 people have been killed and more than 2.6 million made homeless by the Boko Haram violence in their six-year long insurgency.

In Boko Haram’s time, suicide and bomb attacks have become an almost daily occurrence in north east Nigeria.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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