Sunday, June 13, 2021

Twitter deletes President Buhari’s tweet on civil war

Deletion of the president's tweet has caused an uproar of social media

Popular microblogging platform, Twitter, has deleted the tweet of Nigeria’s President, Muhamadu Buhari, after the tweet speaks volumes on Civil war within the country.

Unknown gunmen have frequently targeted several security stations around Nigeria’s southeastern region, a region where many have called for a referendum to secede from the west African nation.

The attacks are coming amid a slew of other security threats, including a farmer’s and herdsmen’s¬†conflict, as well as a surge in abductions and other criminal activity.

The President emphasized the security challenges in a statement released On Wednesday, warning that anyone instigating unrest would be dealt with in a language they understand. According to the president, in a now-deleted tweet by Twitter, he published

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

The deletion of Buhari’s tweet has, however, caused unrest on the microblogging platform with Nigerian youths publishing series of tweets about the action taken by Twitter.

This comes after Twitter permanently deactivated the account of former US President, Donald Trump’s account.

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