- The chairman of NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has reacted to a tweet credited to her
- The tweet noted that the former lawmaker said the abducted students of Katsina state have been released
- Dabiri-Erewa, however, stated that her Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked
Minutes after she reportedly tweeted that the 333 boys captured in Kankara local government area of Katsina state have been rescued, the chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has distanced herself from the tweet.
Legit.ng reports that the presidential aide said her Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked by some fraudulent people.
It was gathered that few hours after a video of Boko Haram commander, Abubakar Shekau, circulated across the internet confirming the capture of the over 300 boys, a report announced the release of 333 abducted schoolboys.
Reacting to the tweet, Dabiri-Erewa announced that her account was hacked and she had retrieved it and changed her passwords.
“Pls don’t credit any post on Katsina boys to my Twitter handle. I lost control of my handle in the last couple of minutes, along with my Instagram. I have recovered and changed my password.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the recent abduction of schoolboys in Kankara by the dreaded Boko Haram sect has again renewed the panic over rising insecurity in the northern region.
It was reported that in a video released by Boko Haram which was first published by Ahmed Salkida's HumanAngle, the sect leader Abubakar Shekau boasted that the students were kidnapped to promote Islam and discourage un-Islamic practices of Western education.
Boko Haram's announcement made the abduction of the pupils the group's first major operation in northwest Nigeria, as it had in the past mostly restricted its operations to the northeast of the country.
In a related development, a Nigerian cleric, Bishop Pinot Ogbaji, condemned the alleged attempt by some unpatriotic individuals to undermine the efforts by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Bishop Ogbaji alleged that some individuals are sabotaging the efforts of the administration in the area of fighting insurgency, banditry, and protecting the lives and property of Nigerians across the country.
He also said that anyone who is part of the saboteurs or those planning to join them in frustrating the present administration will soon be exposed.
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