See Why @IamIgboToo Is Trending On Twitter

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Some Nigerians have taken to twitter to show support and identify with the Igbo following threats by President Muhammadu Buhari to deal decisively with people from the Southeast region that are agitating for secession.

Calls for secession in the Southeast region gained momentum with Buhari’s obvious disregard for federal character as enshrined in the constitution.

Buhari infamously said his administration would not treat the Igbo equally because he secured the least number of votes from the region during the 2015 general elections.

The President has also failed to take decisive action against marauding Fulani herdsmen in the Southern parts of the country.

In an address on Tuesday, Buhari threatened to repeat massive military action against people of the Southeast just like the government did during the civil war that lasted for 30 months.

Buhari had tweeted, “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.”

Following public condemnation, social media giant, Twitter, deleted the controversial post on Wednesday.

The perceived anti-Igbo stand of the president led to many twitter users identifying with people of the region.

See tweets below:

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