Twitter Inc on Wednesday deleted a tweet posted by President Muhammadu Buhari on his official account @MBuhari following complaints by well-meaning Nigerians.
Buhari on Tuesday, May 1, drew the ire of some citizens after he threatened to clamp down on individuals perpetrating violence in the southeast region of the country.
Buhari’s threat was in reaction to the security reports he received from Southeast – where secessionist agitations have been heightened in the last six months.
According to him, those behind the violence in the Southeast were too young to understand the pains of the Nigerian civil war.
“There must be zero tolerance for all those bent on destroying our country by promoting crime and insurrection,” Buhari said.
Reacting, some of Buhari’s critics claimed that the president’s statement is an expression of the bias nature of his government since its inception in 2015, citing Buhari’s pleas to Boko Haram, bandits, and killer herdsmen who have killed hundreds and displaced thousands in the country.
Former presidential candidate Kingsley Moghalu said Buhari’s threat to the southeast “is not the kind of word he should say as the president.”
However, Vanguard learnt the said tweet deemed derogatory has now been deleted by Twitter.
Before the tweet was deleted