Whatsapp global blackout: Nigerian users ‘dodge the bullet’

WhatsApp users  in the Nigeria on Wednesday rejoiced  that the messaging  app did not crash on Tuesday contrary to what was experienced in some  parts of the world.

It would be recalled that  several users worldwide, both on Android and iOS, were unable to log into their apps on Tuesday.

The development manifested itself   just a few hours after the messenger announced that it would be curbing the number of forwards for users worldwide.

However, it  was observed  that  the app did not crash in Nigeria as many Twitter users  claimed the app worked perfectly well for them throughout Tuesday.

Some Nigerians reached to the development differently .

“We are now the most powerful country in the world. What a time to be alive,“ Wizz official tweeted.

Aquila_Olaniyi tweeted, “At least we can see the evidence of the prayer meetings we have been holding for Nigeria.

“Even,  the Bible worked for us this time, Psalm 91:7 says,  `A thousand shall crash at thy side and 10,000 at your right hand but it will not come near us,” Oniyi said.

Nishant Kumar tweeted “Everybody checking on Twitter if Whatsapp is down, including me, reminds me of childhood days when everyone would check with neighbours to confirm a power cut.

What a good day to be a Nigerian.”

Princewill Felix tweeted:  “Nigeria WhatsApp is operating on a very high level encryption, reason why the app didn’t crash in Nigeria.

“In summary Nigeria is the most secured cyberspace in the world,“ he tweeted.