News Online reports that Twitter, a microblogging giant has deleted a video published by President Muhammadu Buhari’s official handle where he threatened to deal with youths of the South-East.
In the video, President Buhari warned that ‘rude shock’ awaits unpatriotic elements promoting insurrection and burning critical national assets across the country.
President Buhari in the video seen by News Online noted the role he played alongside other Nigerian military officers in the Nigerian Civil War of 1966-70, which led to the murder of over three million Igbos.
President Buhari’s video was to address the attacks on the Independent National Economic Commission (EFCC) facilities in the South East region. The tweets transcribing the president’s address were earlier taken down by the app on Wednesday.
Twitter had earlier seen no wrongdoing in its response to some of those who marked the tweet as genocidal and reported it as a violation of its policy, but the social media company took down the offending tweet.
The Presidency had complained that Twitter was displaying double standards by ignoring tweets it deemed inciting from the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, as well as others made during the #ENDSARS protest, which it claimed led to the destruction of government properties but despite that, Twitter took down the Presidency’s tweet.