Popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter has announced that the tweet made by the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari threatening to deal with a ‘section’ who failed to learn from the Nigerian civil war has been removed from the platform.
The President, on Tuesday, May 1, took to his official twitter handle, and tweeted that he will deal with a particular ‘section’ of the country that are misbehaving according to him.
“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,”.
Few minutes after he made the statement, it went viral as many users criticized and accused him of threatening the southeastern region of the country of a second civil war while many reported his twitter handle to get suspended.
However, on Wednesday afternoon, a check on the president’s official handle revealed that the tweet has been removed after being reported severaly and twitter explained the reason why it was removed, stating that it violated its rules and regulations.
Twitter response after the deletion;
“When we determine that a Tweet violated the Twitter Rules, we require the violator to remove it before they can Tweet again. We send an email notification to the violator identifying the Tweet(s) in violation and which policies have been violated.”