A video of President Muhammadu Buhari, wherein he threatened to deal with youths of the South-East has been deleted by the social media giant app, Twitter. The video has been deemed genocidal.
The video was initially posted on the official handle of the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, @NGRPresident, where Mr Buhari warned that ‘rude shock’ awaits unpatriotic elements promoting insurrection and burning critical national assets across the country.
In the video, Mr Buhari 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.
The president’s video was to address the attacks on INEC facilities in the region.
Recall that Twitter had on Wednesday deleted the tweet for violating its rules.
Nigerians had called for the suspension of Buhari’s account for saying individuals or groups who want to destroy his government will receive the shock of their lives.
He had said they will be treated in a language they will understand.
However, barely 24-hours after Lai Mohamed accused Twitter of meddling in the political affairs of the country; Twitter has now taken down the video of the threat.
The Minister had accused Twitter of conveniently ignoring inciting tweets by the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and the ENDSARS protest, where government and private properties were looted and set on fire, all in the name of right to protest.
He maintained that Buhari has the right to express himself.
The video was initially posted on the official handle of the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, @NGRPresident, but a check by Newsflash Nigeria shows that the video has been taken down.
It was taken down for violating Twitter rules.