Nigeria minister of information, Lai Mohammed have accused Twitter of being suspicious over the deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s genocide tweets.
As seen in a video published by Channels TV on Twitter, Lai Muhammed addressing the media, said: “Twitter in Nigeria is very very suspect.”
In the video, Lai Muhammed made the above-mentioned accusation over the genocide threat message tweeted by Major General, President Muhammadu Buhari which was deleted by the bird app after many Nigerians reported the messages as abusive.
Buhari had posted tweets wherein Buhari spoke about the civil war experience and threatened to deal with those “bent on destroying” Nigeria through “insurrection.”
The tweet reads; “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 tweet was later deleted by the platform on the basis that the message had been reported by many Nigerians to have violated its rules.
It did not provide further details on the action, but its policy states that such measure is sometimes taken because “the behaviour violates the Twitter rules.”
Lai Mohammed statement transcribed without a filter;
“The nature of Twitter in Nigeria is very very suspect. Has Twitter deleted the violent tweets that Nnamdi Kanu has been sending, has he has it?
“The same Twitter during the endsars programme, that was funding the endsars protesters was forced to withdraw, to close the account of ahhh former president of US Trump and you see, when people were burning police stations and killing policemen in Nigeria during endsars; for Twitter, it was about the right to protest. But when a similar thing happened on the Capitol it became insurrection.
“You see, we are not going to be (pause) we are not going to be ahhhhhh fooled by anybody. We have a country to rule and we will do so to the best of our ability.
“Twitter’s mission in Nigeria, citing those two examples is very suspect. What is their agenda?”
Watch the Channels TV video below
Twitter’s Mission In Nigeria Is Suspicious, Says Lai Mohammed pic.twitter.com/6hbAKsnjVM
— Channels Television (@channelstv) June 2, 2021