An apex Igbo socio-cultural group known as Ohanaeze Ndigbo has welcomed Twitter’s decision to delete a controversial post by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on the Nigerian Civil War on June 2.
WUZUPNIGERIA reported that Twitter’s action came at the heels of complaints from Nigerian tweeps who felt that the President’s tweet was a threat of war to the South-Eastern region.
“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,@ the tweet read partly.
Subsequently, the presidency through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in Abuja, responded by accusing Jack Dorsey’s-owned Twitter of double standards for deleting Buhari’s contentious tweets.
However, in an interview with The PUNCH on Thursday, the Vice President of the Igbo group, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, said that Twitter’s action should serve as a lesson and a warning signal to Buhari.
Okeke-Ogene also pointed that the action was a sign that the international community is no longer happy with the Nigerian government as a result of the happenings in the country.
He said: “Things are not working out well in the country. People are being slaughtered like animals everyday in the country. It should serve as a lesson to him (Buhari). It should serve as a lesson to the government of Nigeria that the international community is no longer happy with what is going on in Nigeria.
“It should be a thing for sober reflection. It’s time for them to find solution to all these problems. The situation in this country is not conducive. Nigeria is a big country that any bad thing happening here would have ripple effects on other countries, particularly the countries in sub-Saharan Africa. So, nobody should be surprised that the international community is getting involved. It is a warning signal.”
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