According to statements made by the Nigerian Minister of Information, in which he said that his country will soon lift its ban on Twitter. The social media platform was suspended in Nigeria on June 4, after it removed a post by President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional separatists.
He said in a statement that the deleted tweet referred to the civil war that raged between 1967 and 1970, due to the secession of the Biafra region in the far southeast of Nigeria, a conflict that claimed a million lives.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari wrote: those of us who have been in the field for thirty months and fought the war will treat them in the language they understand." Twitter's statement indicated that the tweet violated its policy regarding the site, which prompted it to suspend the account for 12 hours.
For his part, the Nigerian Minister of Information rejected the move taken by Twitter, stressing that President Buhari has the full right to express his dissatisfaction with the violence of a banned organization.