Twitter has deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet wherein he vowed to treat Nigerians “misbehaving” in “the language they understand”.
In the tweet shared on Tuesday, Buhari spoke about the civil war experience and threatened to deal with those “bent on destroying” Nigeria through “insurrection.”
“Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand,” he had said.
The microblogging site deleted the message on Wednesday, following public outcry.
“This tweet violated the Twitter rules,” it noted.
It is not immediately clear if the platform will take further action against the president.
He had posted the message while warning those “misbehaving in certain parts of the country”, particularly in the south-east where government infrastructures have been under attack.
Many Nigerians tackled him over the statement, citing his reference to the civil war — in which millions of Nigerians mostly the Igbo were killed — as a threat to commit human rights violations.
Some also called on Twitter to suspend his account.