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Eleven months after Twitter suspension, Buhari tweets at Sallah

The government had "temporarily suspended" the social media platform after it deleted the tweets of Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday used the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr to tweet for the first time since the country lifted the ban his administration imposed on Twitter in June last year.

The government had “temporarily suspended” the social media platform after it deleted the tweets of Buhari.

The tweets, which were considered offensive about the Nigerian Civil War, the Buhari administration had threatened to deal with those behind insecurity in the “language they understand”.

But the Federal Government said the ban was not linked to the deleted tweets.

Since the suspension was lifted in January 2022, Buhari yesterday took to the platform to share photos of himself observing the Eid-el-Fitr prayers at the Mambila Barracks Parade Ground in Abuja.

In a series of tweets marking Eid-el-Fitr, Buhari, accompanied by some of his family members and aides, commented on the insurgency war in the country.

He tweeted: “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.”

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