President Muhammadu Buhari has used Twitter for the first time since the federal government removed its ban on social media platforms.
The federal government imposed an indefinite ban on Twitter's operations in June 2021 after the platform erased messages by Buhari threatening to treat Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) members in the "language they understand."
The limitation was lifted on January 13 after months of talks with the social networking provider.
Buhari said the struggle against Boko Haram has been long and arduous, but victory is near in a series of tweets commemorating Eid-el-Fitr on Monday.
"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,” he tweeted.
“The fight has been long and hard. The 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.
Buhari stated that his administration is working tirelessly on all fronts to safeguard the country and put an end to all types of terrorism and banditry.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.