The Nigerian government has reacted to the report going round on social media claiming Leah Sharibu, one of the abducted Dapchi school girls was dead. [ads]
Reacting to the news, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at a press conference on Sunday in Ilorin, Kwara State, described the report as ‘absolute fake news’
According to him, he says the rumor is part of the opposition’s strategies to throw everything at the administration and at the President. [ads]
He said: “It’s absolutely fake news. There is nothing like that
“The rumour of Miss Sharibu’s death, which surfaced just a few days to the presidential election, is another ploy by the political opposition to tarnish the image of the administration and exploit primordial sentiments ahead of the polls.
“I think it’s part of the opposition’s strategies to throw everything at the administration and at the President. I think everyday they are realising the hopelessness of their position.
“Everyday, 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.”