Mohammed had said that government officials took the step because the platform was being used for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence. Twitter had cited that Buhari's deleted post was abusive. The Nigerian government had used Twitter as the platform to announce the blanket ban on the micro-blogging platform.
An armed gang abducted students from an Islamic school in the north-central Nigerian state of Niger on Sunday. A spokesman for Niger`s state police said that gunmen on motorcycles attacked the town of Tegina. He said the attackers were "shooting indiscriminately and abducted a yet to be ascertained number of children at Salihu Tanko Islamic school".