FG tags bomb blast at South African high commission in Abuja as fake news, blames opposition party


Federal Government of Nigeria has condemned the recent information of bomb blast at South African High Commission in the capital city, Abuja on saturday.


This information was contained in a statement signed by Segun Adeyemi, Special Assistant (SA) to Honourable Minister of Information and culture today at Abuja.


According to SA, The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated that the video of the rumored bomb explosion which has been sharing to the social media is fake and not true.


Lai Mohammed affirmed that the video is the one time bomb explosion that occurred at at Emab Plaza, near Banex, in Abuja on June 25, 2014 being five years ago.


Therefore, the Federal Government tagged the report as fake news.

The desperate opposition masterminded it in order to cause anxiety and fears among the people.


The Minster said that the opposition parties has planned to use this fake news technique to render Nigeria governance to zero level and also turn the nation upside down because they lost at last election.


He also narrated how they doctored and  created another video against him. and circulated it to the social media across the country, on Friday, 6 September, 2019.


Lai Mohammed also stated that they used and doctored up the video of his appearance on channel television during his time as APC spokesman in January 2015.


He said the doctored video of bomb blast in Abuja looks as if he is begging Nigeria to forgive President Buhari for not having correct school certificate.


According to him, he said that they released the video on the same day opposition party sent lawyers and party agent to the university of Cambridge for confirmation of authenticity of Buhari’s WAEC.


But unfortunately they discovered that he wrote and also passed the examination.

However, the minister appealed Nigerians to be very wary and aware of reports that are circulating and also ascertain authenticity of any received information.


He therefore warned Nigerians that this is just the beginning.

And the explosion of fake information will persist to rise in the future.


Lai Mohammed also warned those that are perpetrators of fake news to desist from such immoral acts or otherwise they will face punishment.

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