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Twitter Deletes Nigeria President’s “Civil War” Post, Says It Violates Rules

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The earlier Tweet of President Muhammadu Buhari, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was said to have met the anger of Twitter administrators, who got the threatening post removed.

The development which came after the African Headquarters of the social media company was transferred from Nigeria to neighbouring Ghana, was said to have been necessary in other to maintain sanity on its platform.

The said Tweet made reference to the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-1970, it also threatened to treat those misbehaving today” in “the language they will understand”. The belittling submission of the President is a follow up to series of planned attacks on the South-East, the attacks were thought to have been carried out by the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Nigeria’s information Minister, while reflecting on it, called Twitter’s move unfair, labelling it “double standards”. He earlier berated Nigerians for spoiling the image of the country via the social and print media, a reason for the relocation of the media company according to him.

The Tweet, posted on Tuesday, read: “Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”

Twitter spokesperson maintained that the post “was in violation of the Twitter Rules. The account owner will be required to delete the violative Tweet and spend 12 hours with their account in read-only mode”. The statement gave no further details.

The Twitter account which displayed twitter “no longer available,” was communicated through by the president, he released this caption to support it “Whoever wants the destruction of the system will soon have the shock of their lives. We’ve given them enough time… we will treat them in the language they understand.”

The president surprisingly refused to mention names of groups responsible for the attacks, arson on electoral offices and Police stations in the South-eastern part of the country. Nigerians who are not in love with the development, have aired their opinions. It is agreed that the efforts devoted to such terrible writeup should have been devoted to fighting banditry and Bokoharam insurgency in Nigeria.


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