Biafra

Nigerian Government says it suspects Twitter’s role in Biafra agitation

Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture

The Federal Government in its reaction to the deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet said that it was suspecting the activities of Twitter.

Twitter had deleted President Buhari’s tweet where he promised to deal with those destroying federal properties in the language they understand.

“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.”

In its reaction, the Federal Government through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, accused the social media giant of double standard.

According to Mohammed, Twitter has conveniently ignored inciting tweets by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Bifafra (IPOB) and his cohorts.

The FG noted that Nigeria was suspecting Twitters role in the agitation of Biafra and Nigeria will not be fooled.

“Twitter may have its own rules, it’s not the universal rule. If Mr. President, anywhere in the world feels very bad and concern about a situation, he is free to express such views. Now, we should stop comparing apples with oranges. If an organisation is proscribed, it is different from any other which is not proscribed.

“Two, 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? Are we the ones guilty of double standards? I don’t see anywhere in the world where an organisation, a person will stay somewhere outside Nigeria, and will direct his members to attack the symbols of authority, the police, the military, especially when that organisation has been proscribed. By whatever name, you can’t justify giving orders to kill policemen or to kill anybody you do not agree with.”

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