Nigerians are celebrating online after Twitter deleted an apparently threatening post made by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari had, on Tuesday, threatened to shock those trying to destabilise the country in a tweet vaguely targeted at South-East and South-West secessionists.
The tweet has now been deleted because it apparently violates Twitter’s policy against violent content.
Former presidency media aide Reno Omokri applauded Twitter for making the move.
“I commend Twitter for deleting General Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet threatening Civil War 2 on the South-East of Nigeria,” Omokri, who worked under Buhari’s predecessor Goodluck Jonathan, said in a social media post on Wednesday.
“That was a most irresponsible tweet, and Nigerians are indeed grateful to Jack Dorsey (Twitter CEO) for talking that action.
“But please do not stop there. Delete his account. He is a menace to the world.
“If you can delete Donald Trump’s account on the grounds that you suspected him of instigating the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol, then why still allow Buhari’s account to remain live on Twitter after he threatened to repeat a war that killed 1 million Biafrans, especially children and infants?”