‘I Lost Control Of Twitter Handle’ – Abike Dabiri-Erewa Denies Tweeting About Alleged Rescue Of 333 Kankara Boys
Chairman of Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa on Wednesday afternoon implored Nigerians not to credit any information about the alleged rescue of over 333 recently abducted students to her Twitter handle.
At 2:42pm on Wednesday, the handle of Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) tweeted that the Federal Government had rescued the students kidnapped from Government Science Secondary school (GSSS), Kankara in Katsina State last Friday.
However, shortly after the tweet was taken down with a fresh tweet from the NIDCOM chairman imploring everyone to disregard the previous information.
She revealed that she lost control of her handle for a couple of minutes as well as her Instagram page but that it has been recovered.
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
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) December 17, 2020
Meanwhile, Boko Haram terrorist group led by Abubakar Shekau on Wednesday afternoon released a video confirming that students recently abducted, are in their custody.
The release was made few days after Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for the kidnap of the school boys, which Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari denied, alleging that local bandits are responsible for the mass abduction.
In the video, a student who appeared to be the oldest student, speaking in both English and Hausa, urged the Federal Government to settle amicably with their abductors and advised against the use of military force in rescuing them.
The boy also said they are 520 in number but some of them were killed because the government sent troops to rescue them.
Security experts believe that the released video indicates that the terrorist group may be ready to negotiate the freedom of the school boys.