The micro-blogging site, twitter has deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet where he made controversial and inciting comments about the Nigerian civil war.
Information getting to newsmen that the President in a tweet on Tuesday categorically stated that those trying to create security unrest in Nigeria through insurrection will soon receive a message from him in the language they will understand and they will receive the shock of their life
“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.”
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) June 1, 2021
The president in a post on Twitter wrote, “In the area of security, we have changed the Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General, and we are demanding that they rise fully to the challenges confronting us. There must be zero tolerance for all those bent on destroying our country by promoting crime and insurrection”.
“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.”
However, Twitter deleted the message on Wednesday, following widespread condemnation of the tweet. The platform said the post violated its rules, hence the need to delete the post.