Abuja, June 5 -- Nigeria's ministry of information and culture on Friday announced that it has indefinitely suspended Twitter's operations in the country saying the platform was being used for activities "capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence."

The suspension comes two days after Twitter deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari that was widely perceived as offensive.

In the currently deleted tweet on Tuesday, the Nigerian leader had threatened to deal with people in the country's southeast, who he blames for the recurring attacks on public infrastructure in the region.

"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...