The Minister of Data and Tradition, Lai Mohammed, has described as ‘absolute pretend information’ the reports on social media that kidnapped Dapchi faculty woman, Leah Sharibu, has died in captivity.
“It’s completely pretend information. There is nothing like that,” the Minister stated at a press briefing in Ilorin, Kwara State
He stated the hearsay of Sharibu’s demise, which surfaced just some days to the presidential election, is one other ploy by the political opposition to tarnish the picture of the administration and exploit primordial sentiments forward of the polls.
“I believe it’s a part of the opposition’s methods to throw every thing on the administration and on the President. I believe on a regular basis they’re realizing the hopelessness of their place.
“On a regular basis they’re amazed by the assist Mr. President is receiving from each a part of the nation they usually have determined that they’re going to unfold falsehood, inflame ardour and make this election a Muslim-Christian affair or North-South affair, however individuals are not
listening to them,” Alhaji Mohammed stated.
Leah was kidnapped alongside her classmates in Dapchi in February 2018. In March of the identical yr, the sect members launched her colleagues however didn’t launch her as a result of she refused to transform to the Islamic religion. She has been in Boko Haram custody since then.