Presidency disowns Zahra Buhari's alleged twitter comments

By The Citizen

The Presidency has disowned tweets linked to one of the daughters of Presi­dent Muhammadu Buhari, Zahra, saying she has ceased using the offending twitter handle @Zahra_Bu­hari since it was hacked long time ago.

Her authentic twit­ter handle, according to the presidency, was @ ZmBuhari, warning the public that any handle other than that should be considered as fake and fraudulent.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba, read: 'The attention of the Presi­dency has been drawn to unauthorized and un­expected Tweets by an account falsely linked to Zahra Buhari, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari.

'Following enquiries by a few foreign missions on the raging online con­troversy about unsavory comments against some foreign leaders purport­edly made by her, we wish to state categori­cally that Zahra is indeed on Twitter but the offend­ing handle @Zahra_Bu­hari has stopped being her own for a long time since it was compro­mised by hackers.

'Tweets by this handle are therefore not her own and should be disregard­ed and considered as the work of hackers seeking to cause mischief be­tween this country and other friendly states.

'Zahra's authentic han­dle is @ZmBuhari and any handle other than this on Twitter should be considered as fake and therefore fraudulent.

'It also pertinent to state at this point that nei­ther the wife of the Presi­dent, Mrs Aisha Buhari, nor the other children are presently on Twitter, Facebook or the various other platforms.

'As they explore the possibilities on this new territory, we request the general public to ignore the many accounts on various platforms in their names that currently ex­ist. Such accounts, beside the authentic one cited above in the name of Zahra are unauthorized and therefore fake.'