Twitter has taken down President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet that suggested an attack and possible kill those advocating secession in the country.
In the tweet shared on Tuesday, Buhari had said he would treat Nigerians misbehaving in a language they understand.
He recounted happenings during the civil war 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 tweet was greeted with outrage and castigation, with many wondering why such hard line and threat was not directed at Boko Haram and bandits wreaking havoc in the country. Many also reported the tweet and asked twitter to suspend the president’s account,
Following the uproar and widespread condemnation, Twitter deleted the message on Wednesday.
The platform said the post violated its rules.
It is not immediately clear if the platform will take further action against the president.
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