The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has said that the action of the social media giant, Twitter in deleting the civil war comments by President Muhammadu Buhari is a warning signal to me.
The Vice President of the group, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, stated this in an interview with the Punch, while also commending Twitter for deleting a controversial post.
The President’s tweet, posted on Tuesday, read in part: “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.”
Okeke, who noted that there that it was clear that there was maladministration in the country, said: “Things are not working out well in the country. People are being slaughtered like animals everyday in the country. It should serve as a lesson to him (Buhari). It should serve as a lesson to the government of Nigeria that the international community is no longer happy with what is going on in Nigeria.
“It should be a thing for sober reflection. It’s time for them to find solution to all these problems. The situation in this country is not conducive. Nigeria is a big country that any bad thing happening here would have ripple effects on other countries, particularly the countries in sub-Saharan Africa. So, nobody should be surprised that the international community is getting involved. It is a warning signal.”