A staunch Buharideenist who registered his fanatical support for president Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 reelection has taken to twitter to dismiss false statements from the Buhari administration of rescuing his family.
In the twitter tirade, Buhari’s PA, Bashir Ahmed had claimed the Kaduna state police had rescued the abducted three ABU students.
Rebutting this false narrative, Sadiq Ango went on twitter to attack the PA, stating that:
“It took us 48 long hours of negotiations with the kidnappers to secure the release of our sisters to us, NOT the police. Ransom was paid in full as negotiated with the three families involved.”
STORYLINE: He is a Buharist.— Mr Stanley Nwabia (@MrStanleyNwabia) August 29, 2019
His sister was one of those recently kidnapped on Kaduna-Abuja expressway.
His family parted with ransom money in other to secure her freedom.
Buhari’s Govt did nothing to help them.
Moral of the story: Support Nonsense and Nonsense will come to you. pic.twitter.com/MziA20FPFm
Buhari Forced To Retract Fake News, Apologize
Following the exposure, the Buhari presidency was forced to take down the fake news tweet and apologize for spreading false and dangerous misinformation:
I have taken down this tweet. Relatives and one of the victims confirmed that there’s no police involvement in the process that lead to their release. Got the info first from NAN, mins later some n’papers carried it, too bad????????♂️was trying to take credit. I apologize for sharing it. pic.twitter.com/PUoa4SqkzV— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) August 29, 2019
Below is a tweet from the same victim now turned antagonist while he expressed unrelenting and fully committed support for Buhari’s reelection in 2019:
Dismay At Police Fake News Peddling
Nigerians expressed total displeasure at the Nigerian police for putting up false claims of rescue when no such action was accomplished:
That the Police could put out an official statement that they rescued the ABU kidnap victims, when they didn’t, is another kick in the gut for Nigeria. Just like the army killing policemen to free a kidnapper. Is there no shred of decency left in this country? I am tired mehn!— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) August 29, 2019