Some Twitter users were surprised when the account of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo suddenly disappeared and later returned unverified.
His media aide, Laolu Akande, has now given details of what happened to his principal’s account. Akande, in a tweet on Saturday, explained that hackers made unsuccessful attempts to hijack the account on Friday.
His words: “Yesterday, there were failed external attempts to gain unauthorized access to the Vice President’s Twitter Account. Since, we have been in contact with Twitter, securing the account, and forestalling a reoccurrence. The VP will continue to actively communicate with our citizens.”
Below is how the Vice President’s Twitter handle now looks without a history, a profile picture and the verified sign.