President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Twitter after the federal government lifted the restriction on the microblogging platform.
In June 2021, the Federal announced an indefinite suspension of Twitter’s operation after the platform deleted tweets by Buhari.
The president had threatened to treat members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the “language they understand” with the tweet.
After talks with the social media service which lasted months, the restriction was lifted on January 13.
In a series of tweets to commemorate Eid-el-Fitr on Monday, Buhari spoke of how the fight against Boko Haram has been long and hard, but said victory is within sight.
Buhari tweets read: “As we celebrate #EidMubarak with joy amidst friends & family members, we’re fully conscious that many families are in a state of anxiety on account of the many captives held by terrorists against their will, including those taken away after the tragic #AbujaKadunaRail bombing.
“Rescuing the abducted victims is a delicate situation that requires wisdom, caution and also patience. Any rescue operation that results in the death of any hostage cannot be deemed a success. The government doesn’t want this kind of tragic outcome.
“This is a complex situation that demands proper handling. The primary objective of any rescue operation is to free the hostages safely, unharmed and alive”.