‘This Is Language They Understand’—Outrage As Buhari’s Aide, Bashir Ahmad Mocks Nigerians Over Twitter Ban

Personal Assistant to the President on Digital and New Media, Bashir Ahmad, on Saturday, took to his verified Facebook web page to taunt the Nigerian Twitter group over the suspension of the ‘operations’ of the microblogging web site within the nation.

“The is exactly the language they clearly understand,” he posted on Facebook.


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The put up attracted tons of of feedback in lower than an hour, with many Nigerians lambasting Ahmad and his principal, Muhammadu Buhari, for “undemocratic practices”.

A Facebook person, Kenny Christian, responded, “Power is transient; let that sink into the little part of your brain that’s is still functioning.”

Hon Pepper slammed Ahmad wrote, “You honestly need to shut up and stop constituting nuisance on Facebook.”

“Let Boko Haram and bandits understand the language too,” one other person, Laurat Galadima, acknowledged.

Ahmad’s put up was a direct reference to an earlier controversial civil struggle put up by his principal.

“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,” Buhari had stated and tweeted whereas condemning assaults on police stations, prisons and places of work of the Independent National Electoral Commission, particularly within the South-East.

The President’s tweet riled some individuals who felt he was insensitive to have made an analogy of the civil struggle. His critics subsequently reported the tweet to Twitter and the microblogging web site later deleted the put up with a remark, “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules”.

Consequently, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, introduced the suspension of Twitter on Friday, citing the “persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”.

Mobile community operators additionally stated they acquired a directive from the Nigerian Communications Commission to dam entry to Twitter within the nation following the suspension by the federal government.

Also, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), ordered the prosecution of violators of the Twitter ban.

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‘This Is Language They Understand’—Outrage As Buhari's Aide, Bashir Ahmad Mocks Nigerians Over Twitter Ban

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