The reports making the rounds that the only Dapchi school girl in the custody of the terrorists group, Boko Haram, Leah Sharibu, is fake news.
The report, coming on the eve of the general election is a grand design by those against the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to make it suffer disaffection.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the remarks on Sunday in a statement by his media aide in Ilorin, Kwara State.
“It’s absolutely fake news. There is nothing like that,” he said.
He stated further: “I think it’s part of the opposition’s strategies to throw everything at the administration and at the President. I think every day they are realising the hopelessness of their position.
“Every day they are amazed by the support Mr. President is receiving from every part of the country and they have decided that they are going to spread falsehood, inflame passion and make this election a Muslim-Christian affair or North-South affair, but people are not listening to them.”
It would be recalled that Sharibu and other students were kidnapped by the terrorists in Dapchi, Yobe State, in March 2018.
Other students were released except Sharibu who was reported to have been kept following her refusal to renounce her faith –Christianity.
Mohammed also spoke about the plan of the president to visit Kwara State on Monday, saying everything had been put in place by the All Progressives Congress, APC, for a successful re-election campaign.
“The party has been meeting in the last couple of days to ensure that the President’s visit is very successful. We have watched the rallies in many parts of the country and we want to assure Mr. President that our rally in terms of numbers, quality of people, entertainment and colour will rank among the best,” he said.