Twitter deletes Buhari’s Tweet on Civil War for Violating the Rules


Twitter has removed a message from President Muhammadu Buhari in which he vowed to deal with “those” who had not learned from the civil war.

According to The Nation’s investigation, Buhari’s message was deleted for allegedly breaking its regulations.

“Many of those misbehaving now are too young to remember the devastation and loss of life that occurred during Nigeria’s civil war.

“Those of us who have been in the fields for 30 months and have been through the battle will treat them in the language they understand,” Buhari said on Tuesday.

The president’s tweet came in response to repeated arson assaults on public institutions in the South East region by unknown arsonists.

The tweet however sparked outrage on Tuesday evening with many social media users describing it as ‘genocidal’ and a direct threat to people of the South-East region of Nigeria.

The Nation gathered that several users reported the President’s Twitter account.

In Twitter Rules and policies, the company explains the process of removing a tweet considered to have violated its rules.

“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. They will then need to go through the process of removing the violating Tweet or appealing our review if they believe we made an error,” it wrote.

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