President Muhammadu Buhari has finally sent out his first tweet since lifting the Twitter ban his administration placed on the popular micro blogging app in June 2020.
The ban came into effect after Twitter had removed a tweet by the president that had referenced the Civil war and threatened repercussions for those agitating for secession.
While justifying the ban, the minister of information Alhaji Lai Muhammad said Tweet had engaged in activities capable of causing the distruption of the corporate existence of the country.
In January 2022, the ban was lifted but the president never took to it till today, as he marked the end to the Islamic month long period of fasting, with an Eid Mubarak Sallat at the Mambilla Barracks Asokoro, Abuja.
“After a period of fasting and reflection, this year, we have cause to welcome the occasion in hope. The battle waged against terrorists who falsely masquerade under the name of Islam is approaching its conclusion.
“The fight has been long and hard. Final victory is within sight. Boko Haram and its offshoots’ final embers are now fading. Last month, the leader of ISWAP was killed in an airstrike. Since the New Year, thousands of fighters have surrendered.
“The territories they used to occupy are now seeing the return of those who were forced to flee their barbarity. Normality is finally beginning to return to the Northeast. It is a long process. Yet it is one we are, together, now embarking upon.
“With the designation of bandit groups as terrorists, the challenges of banditry & kidnapping are being tackled differently in the north-west and north-central where the latest military acquisitions and armed forces are being fanned out across the region to thwart acts of terror.” He tweeted.
I would like to send my greetings and very best wishes to Muslims in Nigeria and across the world, on the successful end of Ramadan, and the commemoration of Eid-el-Fitr. pic.twitter.com/S2TFaV2ISR— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) May 2, 2022