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General News of Monday, 10 May 2021


Rtd. Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar denies link with bandits

Former Head of State, Rtd. Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar Former Head of State, Rtd. Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar

 • Former Head of State, Rtd. Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar has denied links to some terror groups in the country

 • Social media went awash with comments that his helicopter had delivered some ammunitions to bansits

 • Gen Abubakar has described the rumors as false

Former Head of State, Retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has denied the rumors linking him to bandits and terrorist groups in the country.

He said the rumors that have since flooded social media about his helicopter delivering arms and ammunitions to bandits and terrorists in Niger state are “false and unfounded’’.

He denied the allegation on Monday, May 10, 2021, in the state capital, Minna.

He disassociated himself from such “heinous crime that is unbecoming of any patriotic citizen’’.

He stated that ordinarily, he would have ignored such `spurious reports’, but had to set the records straight.

“This kind of fake news has the potential of aggravating the already tense security situation in the country and should not be condoned,’’ he stressed.

He lamented that some individuals could be so callous as to peddle such allegations to smear the image and character of other people.

“I urge Nigerians to ignore such treacherous acts and to be careful with the kind of information they dish out or share on social media,’’ he stated.

He also urged Nigerians to continue to work and pray for enduring peace in the country, saying that no nation could attain greatness without peace and security of lives and property, The Nations said.

His rebuttal is contained in a statement issued by his media aide, Dr Yakubu Suleiman.