Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has denied reports making the rounds about the death of the last standing Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu.
Mohammed, speaking in Ilorin, the Kwara State said it is nothing but fake news and credited the opposition party for cooking the news to heat up the polity.
“It’s absolutely fake news. There is nothing like that” he said.
“I think it’s part of the opposition’s strategies to throw everything at the administration and at the president. I think every day they are realising the hopelessness of their position.
“Everyday they are amazed by the support Mr. President is receiving from every part of the country and they have decided that they are going to spread falsehood, inflame passion and make this election a Muslim-Christian affair or North-South affair, but people are not listening to them.”
Recall Sharibu is one of over one hundred school girls abducted from Dapchi, Yobe State by the daredevil Boko Haram sect.
The girls were returned to Dapchi by members of the terrorist sect amidst loud cheers from locals.
Sharibu was the only girl left behind with Boko Haram. The sect released a video in August threatening to kill her if the federal government does not pay a ransom.
The FG however did not pay as intelligence reports suggested the money may be used to procure weapons by the terrorists.