Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) on Wednesday deleted the controversial tweet from President Muhammadu Buhari, wherein he vowed to treat Nigerians “misbehaving” in “the language they understand”.
Fedredsnews yesterday published a report on how Buhari threatened zero tolerance on rebels who he said are destroying national assets and instigating a civil war in the country.
Buhari made the remarks via his Twitter page on Tuesday.
However, Twitter deleted the message on Wednesday, following widespread condemnation of the tweet by Nigerians home and abroad.
The Social media network claimed Buhari’s tweet was deleted because the post violated its rules.
The offensive post 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.”