President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, restated his earlier position that his government will deal with members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in “the language they understand”.

Buhari made this known while responding to a question during an exclusive interview on the Morning Show on ARISE TV, the broadcast arm of THISDAY.

He said, ”We will organise the police and the army to pursue them. We will respond to them in the language they understand, that is what we will do.”

The President however declined to answer a question posed to him regarding his stance on Twitter ban.

“I will keep that to myself,” he said

The Federal Government had last Friday suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the micro-blogging and social networking service site in Nigeria, citing the persistent use of the Twitter platform for activities that were capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.

Twitter ban was announced by the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, two days after Twitter deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet posted wherein he threatened to deal with secessionists “in the language they understand”.

The social media networking site had said the tweet violated the Twitter Rules.

The ban has attracted widespread condemnations as Nigerians described it as violation of rights of citizens and a prelude to dictatorship.

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