The wife of the President took to her twitter handle on Friday to announce the deactivation of her twitter account. Mrs. Buhari wrote on her twitter handle: “I will be deactivating my twitter account for now. Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria”.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who announced earlier on friday the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria, cited the “aggressive use” of twitter for activities that are capable of subverting Nigeria’s corporate existence. The president had threatened ‘genocidal’ violence on Igbo people over the rising spate of insecurity in the region due to the activities of pro-secession group, the indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB.
NATURENEX reports that the Nigerian Government had accused Twitter of double standard for deleting President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweets warning youths attacking security agents and burning government property in the South East.
The social media giant Twitter claims the tweets were deleted for violating its rules and constituting abusive behaviour.