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Facebook activates Safety Check feature for Nigeria

Facebook has activated its Safety check for its users in Nigeria after last night's bomb blast in Yola. The marketplace bomb blast resulted in the death of about 32 people and wounding over 80 people is thought to be work of Boko Haram, a religious extremist group.

This would mark the second time that Facebook would be activating this feature, the first being the terrorist attacks in Paris. The decision by Facebook to activate this feature is largely influenced by the criticism that the company faced after activating the Safety check for the Paris attack and falling to do so for the attack in Beirut.

The Safety check feature is a way for Facebook users to let their friends know that they are safe and also check on their friends after disaster.

Source:Mark Zuckerberg  

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