Gatekeeper News reports that an ‘instigating’ tweet from Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a separatist group agitating for the Republic of Biafra, has been deleted on Saturday.
Kanu, in the tweet, swore to unleash terror on Nigerian soldiers deployed to the South-east and also used derogatory words to describe some government officials.
“It’s not for the living to respond to the dead but given the lack of reasoning prevalent in the #Zoo Nigeria, I wish to assure @GarShehu (Garba Shehu), the Jihadi midget @elrufai (Nasir El-Rufai) & that Fulani lapdog Femi Adesina that any army they send to #Biafraland will die there. None will return alive,” Kanu had tweeted on Wednesday.
Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina are presidential aides while Nasir el-Rufai is the current Governor of Kaduna State.
Twitter on Saturday said it deleted the IPOB leader’s tweet for violating its rules.
Gatekeepers News had earlier reported that deletion comes barely a day after the Nigerian Government suspended the activities of Twitter in Nigeria for undermining the country’s corporate existence.
The suspension was announced after the social media platform deleted President Buhari’s ‘civil war’ tweet.