October 18, 2021

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Finally, Twitter deletes Nnamdi Kanu’s offensive tweet

Twitter has deleted an offensive tweet of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

In the tweet, which has been taken down, Kanu threatened that soldiers deployed in the South-East will be killed.

He also attacked Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State; Malam Garba Shehu and Mr Femi Adesina, Presidential spokesmen.

“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 tweeted on Wednesday.

But by Saturday, the tweet had been pulled down for violating Twitter rules.

The development comes after the Federal Government accused Twitter of double standard regarding Kanu.

Last week, Twitter had taken down President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet on the Civil War.

Two days after, the government announced a suspension of Twitter activities in Nigeria but many circumvented the ban through Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

However, Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, ordered the prosecution of those violating the ban.