This Day (Lagos)

15 August 2014

Nigeria: Presidency - Press Release Alleging Jonathan's Revelation On Location of Chibok Girls, Political Dirty Trick

Presidency Friday distanced itself from a press release that alleged that President Goodluck Jonathan revealed that he knew the location of over 200 schoolgirls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State by Boko Haram over 4 months ago.

This was contained in a statement by Jonathan's spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati.

According to the statement, "all media organisations and persons on my mailing list should kindly disregard the press release purportedly issued by me earlier today titled: President Jonathan Reveals Location of Chibok Girls And Exposes Boko Haram Masterminds.

"No such press release was written or circulated by me. It is clearly the work of fraudsters who have hacked into my email account in an odious attempt to mislead the public at the expense of the credibility of the Jonathan administration.

"We totally condemn this criminal resort to political dirty tricks which seeks to cynically play on national concern and emotions about the Boko Haram insurgency and fate of the abducted Chibok girls. Details to follow

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