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Buhari’s Genocidal Tweet Deletion: A “Big Win” For Nigerians, Isn’t It?

Knowing how adamant and heady the General could be on his decisions, it suffices to say that Buhari deleted his tweet in order to escape suspension or total ban from Twitter.

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Nigeria President, General Muhammadu Buhari has been reportedly forced to delete his genocidal tweet on Wednesday.

Naija Banquet had earlier reported how Buhari planned to deal with the IPOB secessionist group ‘in the language they understand’, citing the imminent return of the Nigerian civil war.

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.

Knowing how adamant and heady the General could be on his decisions, it suffices to say that Buhari deleted his tweet in order to escape suspension or total ban from Twitter.

Twitter, in a message explained that a violator is required to remove the tweet that violated its policies before he can post again, rather, subsequent violations would lead to either a temporary or permanent ban as we have it in former US President Donald Trump’s case.

“When we determine that a Tweet violated the Twitter Rules, we require the violator to remove it before they can Tweet again.
We send an email notification to the violator identifying the Tweet(s) in violation and which policies have been violated.”

Note that Buhari had deliberately restricted Nigerians from commenting on the tweet so as to avoid verbal attacks on his person. However, they found a louder voice in the media and protested the president’s statement calling for violence in the South-Eastern part of the country.

This is a ‘big win’ for Nigerians, isn’t it?

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