War threat against South East: Twitter descends on Buhari, pulls down his offensive tweets

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President Muhammadu Buhari

Social media giant, Twitter, has pulled down two tweets by Nigeria’ president, Muhammadu Buhari for “violating the Twitter rules”.

In one the “offensive” tweets sighted on his official Twitter handle @Mbuhari, the president had tweeted on Tuesday (yesterday):
“Many 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 in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”

Sundiata Post understands that the tweet was a  veiled reference to the region Nigeria, which has witnessed attacks on public institutions lately. The South East had declared an independent state of Biafra on 30 May 1967, an action which led to a 30-month civil war, which Buhari referred to in his tweet.

In the tweet, the president said:

“In the area 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 those (sic) bent on destroying our country by promoting and insurrection.”

Pulling down the president’ tweets this (Wednesday) afternoon, the operators said, “This Tweet violated the Twitter rules”. (News Express)