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Buhari Vs IPOB: ‘Block Twitter From Nigerian Internet Space’ – Adamu Garba

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Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba has asked the Nigerian government to shut down Twitter in Nigeria.

Recall that the micro-blogging platform on Wednesday, deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet wherein he spoke about the civil war experience. The President had in a tweet on Tuesday threatened to deal with those who are hell-bent on destroying his administration through insurrection.

A part of the statement read: “In the area of security, we have changed the Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General, and we are demanding that they rise fully to the challenges confronting us. There must be zero tolerance for all those bent on destroying our country by promoting crime and insurrection!

“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.”

Following condemnation and calls by Nigerians on Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey to act on the Nigeria president’s tweet, the widely used social media platform company deleted the message on Wednesday, Naija News understands.

Twitter in a statement said the post violated its rules, hence the need to delete it.

Reacting to Twitter’s action against Buhari’s tweet, Garba took to the same platform to say that the micro-blogging platform owner has no right whatsoever to act in that direction against the Nigerian president

Garba tweeted: “Twitter has no right to infuse into our local political affairs. It’s a company not a government.

“By removing our democratically elected President’s speech to the people of Nigeria, Twitter need to shutdown from Nigerian internet space. Twitter need to get out of Nigeria,” Garba insists.

In another post the IT expert wrote: “President Muhammadu Buhari and his entire cabinet, including all Govt related social handles should consider using @CrowweApp.

“We grow our local brand and perfect it by using and supporting it. Since we have local content rules, @CrowweApp is there to protect our national integrity.”

See Garba’s post below: