The Federal Government says it is suspecting the activities of the social media giant, Twitter, following its decision to delete President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet referencing the civil war. Buhari had in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter handle, but the one that got deleted was the tweet that reads; “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 several complaints by Nigerians on the genocidal tweet by Nigerian President, Twitter decided to take a bold step by deleting the tweet, stating: “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules”.
Reacting to the development, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, accused Twitter of double standard. Lai Mohammed said the social media giant has conveniently ignored inciting tweets by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and his cohorts.
He said Twitter ignored Nnamdi Kanu remarks that encouraged the killing of Police personnel and the show of similar biases during the ENDSARS protest where government and private properties were looted and set on fire, considering it human rights. Lai Mohammed concluded by saying that Twitter needs to be sanctioned in Nigeria for siding with IPOB in their quest for disintegration from Nigeria.
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