Twitter Yanks Off President Buhari’s “Nigerian Civil War” Remark

Micro-blogging social medium, Twitter has removed a cryptic remark by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Buhari, on Tuesday, met with the Chairman of the country’s electoral commission for a debrief on the extent of damage done to INEC facilities in recent vandalism.

The President’s indirect, albeit heavily-toned message was reported by Nigerians who saw it as a threat that caused reopened old wounds and brought back old, gory memories of the Nigerian Civil War between 1967 and 1970.

Twitter said Buhari’s message violated its community rules, as Nigeria’s Minister of Information Lai Mohammed remarked that the President has a right to react to any Nigerian situation as he deems fit.

“… 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,” Buhari’s tweet read.

“Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”

It is not first time the Nigerian government and Twitter will go on a collision course. Earlier events informed the decision of the company to establish its African base in Ghana, citing Nigeria’s stringent rules to the freedom of information.


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