Nigerian President Buhari Bans Twitter From The Nation After His Tweet Was Deleted

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

5 Jun 2021

Nigeria’s government has suspended Twitter access in the country, just two days after Twitter removed a post from the president, Muhammadu Buhari, that threatened to punish pro-Biafra groups.

Prompted by “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence” Lai Mohammed, the Information Minister announced that Twitter access was indefinitely suspended on Friday. 888 casino arab

Nigerians woke up to find themselves blocked from using the popular social app, but beyond the jokes about becoming international citizens through the use of VPN’s many remained angry and disillusioned with the countries leaders latest attempt to suppress its citizens.

A spokesperson for the president declined to comment and with no details on the undermining activities that had taken place.

The deleted tweet from the President read:

“Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Biafra war. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand”.

Twitter said the post violated its policy on abusive behaviour. البينجو  

This is just another case in the tumultuous relationship between the Nigerian government and Twitter, following on from former Nigerian President candidate Adamu Garba threatening to sue Twitter for $1 billion over its support of #ENDSARS and Twitter snubbing Nigeria to set up its first Africa-based operations in Ghana in April.