NIDCOM boss, Abike Dabiri, has reacted after she was tackled and attacked over an allegedly cloned tweet about Kankara Abduction.
Recall that Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Thursday, stirred controversy on social media following a tweet in which she claimed that the abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, have been rescued.
In a now-deleted tweet, Dabiri-Erewa claimed that the 333 students had been rescued, and praised the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for ensuring the safe release of the schoolboys.
“Yaaay. The 333 boys captured in Katsina have been rescued. Allhamdullihah! @MBuhari administration has brought back our boys. #BringBackOurBoys.Our boys are back,” Dabiri-Erewa wrote.
Her tweet sparked outrage on Twitter as many Nigerians accused her of lying.
Following the backlash, the NiDCOM chairman had claimed the screenshots were taken from fake twitter handles.
“Not my twitter handle. There may be fake ones out there,” she wrote in another now-deleted tweet.
Amidst the controversy, she later tweeted that the post on the rescue of the Kankara schoolboys should not be credited to her, adding that she lost control of her social media accounts “in the last couple of minutes”.
However, many Nigerians disbelieved her, which led to exchange of words between her and some Twitter users
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