Twitter Deletes Nigerian President Buhari’s ‘Civil War’ Tweet

Here is the tweet before it was deleted and reason the microblogging site may suspend Buhari’s account


Twitter, an American microblogging and social networking service, has deleted Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet.

Platforms Africa gathered from Twitter on Wednesday that it took down Nigeria’s President tweet for violating its policy.


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Buhari took to his official Twitter handle on June 1 to lament over the insecurity and destruction of national infrastructure and threatened to deal with perpetrators of the menace.

Buhari’s ‘Civil War’ tweet

“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,” he tweeted.

His tweet, however, sparked reactions as hundreds took to Twitter to complain of the tone of the tweet, which they interpreted as genocidal, inciting violence and a second civil war.

Platforms Africa also gathered that his account may be locked out or suspended if the offensive tweets persists.

We recall that on January 8, 2021, Twitter suspended the account of the former United States (US) president, Donald Trump for incitement of violence and violation of its rules.

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