BREAKING: Twitter deletes Buhari’s “civil war” tweet for violating rules

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Twitter has deleted a tweet where President Muhammadu Buhari threatened a repeat of what happened in the civil war.

“Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.

“We are going to be very hard sooner than later,” Mr Buhari had said in a statement that has since stirred outburst on social media.

Checks by NewsWireNGR has however revealed that the specific tweet has been deleted after a lot of angered Nigerians reported the tweet for threatening violence against a people.

And the President’s account may further be suspended for 24 hours for violating the Twitter rules of engagement.

“This tweet violated the Twitter Rules,” the company wrote in a terse post.

The threat of violence was contained in a statement shared after the president received a briefing from Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, on a series of attacks on facilities of the electoral body round the country on Tuesday.

A lot of people who were angered by the president’s statement claim that the reference to the civil war just a day after the Biafra remembrance day, on May 31st further proved the President’s dislike for the Igbo people.

They said it is an example of the institutionalised Igbophobia and has formed the basis of why a sizable amount of the Igbo people have been calling for a secession from the Nigerian federation.

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