Twitter has erased President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet wherein he took steps to treat Nigerians “misbehaving” in “the language they comprehend”.

In the tweet shared on Tuesday, Buhari spoke about the civil war experience and threatened to deal with those “bent on destroying” Nigeria through “insurrection.”


“Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand,” he had said.


The microblogging site deleted the message on Wednesday following public outcry.

This tweet violated the Twitter rules,” it noted.


It isn’t quickly clear if the stage will make a further move against the president.

He had posted the message while cautioning those “making trouble in specific pieces of the country”, especially in the south-east where government foundations have been enduring an onslaught.

Numerous Nigerians handled him over the explanation, refering to his reference to the common conflict — in which a huge number of Nigerians generally the Igbo were slaughtered — as a danger to submit basic liberties infringement.

Some additionally approached Twitter to suspend his record.

They contended the president’s tweet “communicates goals of self-mischief or self destruction”, as expressed on Twitter’s use strategy.

Twitter didn’t give further subtleties on the activity, yet it said in its approach referred to that when it takes such measure, it is now and again in light of the fact that “the conduct disregards the Twitter rules.”

Twitter Rules prohibit various activities from clients, including savagery, misuse and scornful lead.

They give that clients may not: “Compromise brutality against an individual or a gathering of individuals; participate in the focused on provocation of somebody, or induce others to do as such; nor advance savagery against, undermine, or irritate others based on race, nationality, public beginning, position, sexual direction, sex, sex personality, strict connection, age, inability, or genuine sickness.”