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Civil War Threat Tweet: Buhari Is Free to Express His Views – Minister

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Written by David Ugbabe

Following the deletion of the Tweet which threatened Civil War against South-Eastern Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari by Twitter, The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has stated that the President has the liberty to express his views concerning the state of security in the South-East part of the country.

Lai Mohammed made the statement while responding to questions from the State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the First Lady’s Conference Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Recall that Buhari had on Tuesday after his meeting with the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu who briefed him on the spate of destruction on the commission’s facilities across the country, tweeted: Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”

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This sparked outrage from many Nigerians eventually leading to the deletion of the tweet by Twitter which stated that the tweet violated its rules. Lai Mohammed said, “…Any organisation that gives directives to its members, to attack police stations, to kill policemen, to attack correctional centres, to kill warders, and you are now saying that Mr. President does not have the right to express his dismay and anger about that? We are the ones guilty of double standards,” Mohammed said.

He further accused the social media platform of “double standards” as he claimed that the same Twitter ignores posts of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu. He also noted that it is unheard of for an organization or someone outside the country to direct his members to destroy and attack symbols of authority.



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