Presidency lied over bombing in Borno village, Osuntokun insists

Tunde Ajaja

A chieftain of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement, Akin Osuntokun, has debunked claims by the Presidency that he lied over the bombing in a Borno village during the Sallah period.

He insisted that it was a lie for the Presidency to say there was no attack.

He said, according to a Reuters report, 63 people were reportedly killed and villages burnt in a terrorist attack in Maimalari village in Borno State a day prior to Sallah.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, had, in a statement on Thursday, carpeted Osuntokun, saying, “telling lies of that kind betrayed a mind taken over by ill wishes against his own country.”

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But in a statement on Friday, Osuntokun said even if there was a mix-up in his figures and location of the attack, the reaction by the Presidency was an illustration of how the incumbent administration had trivialised and made mockery of governance.

He said,…

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