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Microblogging site, Twitter has wielded its big stick on the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, as the microblogging platform deleted a ‘Biafra’ post by the self-acclaimed IPOB leader for violating its rules.
In the tweet, Kanu had threatened government officials, saying, “any army they send to #Biafraland will die there. None will return alive even if it means sacrificing my people”.
He tweeted the post on June 2 but it was no longer available as of Saturday evening.
Twitter had come under fire for deleting a civil war post by the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari.
The President had tweeted, “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,” Buhari had said and tweeted while condemning attacks on police stations, prisons and offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission, especially in the South-East.
The President’s tweet rattled some persons who felt he was insensitive to have made an analogy of the civil war. His critics subsequently reported the tweet to Twitter and the microblogging site later deleted the post with a comment, “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules”.