Twitter has deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet wherein he threatened to treat Nigerians “misbehaving” in “the language they understand”.
In the tweet shared on Tuesday, Buhari spoke about the civil war experience 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.
But Twitter deleted the message on Wednesday, following widespread condemnation of the tweet.
The platform said the post violated its rules.
Recall that Nigerians on Twitter, are currently calling for the suspension of President Muhammadu Buhari from the micro blogging platform.
The people are pleading with the Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, Jack Dorsey to suspend Buhari’s account.
The call was as a result of Buhari’s tweet on Tuesday where he stated that his government will get “harder” on those hellbent on destroying Nigeria.
Buhari had vowed that those planning to destroy his government would receive the shock of their lives, a threat directed against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its military wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
Buhari’s Twitter account is currently being reported by Nigerians who believe the last part of the thread of his tweet is a threat to IPOB and ESN.
Many have reminded the president of the consequences of the Nigerian civil war which lasted from 1967 to 1970, stating that such must not be repeated.