Presidency lied over bombing in Borno village, Osuntokun insists (Punch)

Presidency lied over bombing in Borno village, Osuntokun insists (Punch)

A chieftain of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement, Chief Akin Osuntokun, has debunked claims by the Presidency that he lied over bombing in a Borno village on the Sallah Day. He insisted that it was a lie for the Presidency to say there was no attack. He said according to Reuters report, 63 people were reportedly killed and villages burnt in a terrorist attack in Maimalari village in Borno State the previous day. 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.” 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. Read more

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