Social media giant, Twitter, have removed inciting tweets credited to Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari had in the tweet shared on his page (@mbuhari) vowed to deal decisively with ‘misbehaving’ Nigerians in a ‘language they understand’.
The tweet generated a lot of ripples on Nigeria’s social media space, with a lot of users reporting the tweet over it’s genocidal leaning.
Many Nigerians tackled him over the statement, citing his reference to the civil war — in which millions of Nigerians mostly the Igbo were killed — as a threat to commit human rights violations.
Buhari had been under fire for treating the issues of insecurity, kidnapping and banditry in the North with kid gloves and only finding his voice whenever the South-East is involved.
It is still unclear if the social media giant will take the further step of suspending the President’s account, but Twitter Rules prohibit a number of actions from users, including violence, abuse and hateful conduct.