As the United States Foreign Policy declares Nigeria a failed state, Nigeria’s information minister, Lai Mohammed has declared that Twitter has a suspect mission in Nigeria.
Asking why the social media giant does not censor Nnamdi Kanu’s “violent tweets” and why it supported END SARS protests while censoring PresidentMuhammad Buhari.
Twitter’s Mission In Nigeria Is Suspicious, Says Lai Mohammed pic.twitter.com/6hbAKsnjVM— Channels Television (@channelstv) June 2, 2021
The vexation was apparently because Twitter had deleted a post by President Muhammadu Buhari on his method on how to find lasting solutions to insecurity in the Southeast.
Mr Buhari in a tweet on Tuesday threatened to punish those “bent on destroying Nigeria through insurrection.”
He made reference to the civil war.
“Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”
The president’s tweet generated furore as many Nigerians accused Mr Buhari of making a reckless comment.
Some citizens also asked Twitter to suspend his account saying his tweet “expresses intentions of self-harm or suicide.”
On Wednesday, Twitter deleted the post claiming it violated its rules.
Sadly Buhari did not only tweet the violent statement, he actually said it at the recent Federal Executive Council meeting
Buhari made the statement himself. pic.twitter.com/CCX4d78SLk— Karo (@Karovoni) June 1, 2021