Nigerians on Twitter, are currently calling for the suspension of President Muhammadu Buhari from the micro blogging platform.
The people are pleading with the Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, Jack Dorsey to suspend Buhari’s account.
The call was as a result of Buhari’s tweet on Tuesday where he stated that his government will get “harder” on those hellbent on destroying Nigeria.
Buhari had vowed that those planning to destroy his government would receive the shock of their lives, a threat directed against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its military wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
‘Those out to destroy my govt will be dealt with’ – Buhari
Buhari’s Twitter account is currently being reported by Nigerians who believe the last part of the thread of his tweet is a threat to IPOB and ESN.
Many have reminded the president of the consequences of the Nigerian civil war which lasted from 1967 to 1970, stating that such must not be repeated.
Also, the Twitter users likened Buhari’s statement to that of the former United States President Donald Trump which earned the latter a permanent suspension.
Trump’s Twitter account was “permanently suspended… due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter had said.
Twitter said the decision was made “after close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account”.
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