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Twitter deletes Buhari’s tweet ‘threatening’ crackdown in South-East



Twitter has deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet threatening to treat “misbehaving” south-easterners in “the language they understand”.

Recall that Buhari had on Tuesday after a security briefing about the attacks on facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the South East, categorically threatened to deal with those who, according to him, want to destroy his government.

He had said such individuals or groups will receive the shock of their lives as they will be treated in a language they will understand.

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The now-deleted tweet read; ”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.”

Following the development, Nigerians on social media took to Twitter to drag the President for making such threats towards a particular tribe.

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They also reported the tweet and also called for the suspension of the President’s account by the management of Twitter.

A recent check on the verified Twitter handle of President Buhari @MBuhari shows that the tweet has now been deleted.

Also, according to Twitter rules, the Nigerian leader may also be locked out of his account for 24 hours and faces a temporary suspension for the offensive tweet.

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