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FG reacts to terrorists’ threats to kidnap President Buhari

FG reacts to terrorists’ threats to kidnap President Buhari



The federal government of Nigeria has described threats by terrorists to kidnap President Muhamamdu Buhari and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El Rufai, as ‘laughable’ and mere propaganda.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this on Wednesday while addressing State House Correspondents, shortly after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the President.

CityNews Nigeria had reported that terrorists released a video at the weekend threatening to kidnap President Buhari, destroy the country and turn the area into an abattoir unless the federal government complied with their demands.

Mohammed disclosed that President Buhari would be hosting a security council meeting on Thursday, following threats from terrorist groups who appear to be emboldened since the successful jailbreak at Kuje correctional centre in Abuja.

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“On the security situation. I want to assure you that the President is aware of all these and as a matter of fact, I think tomorrow there’s going to be another Security Council meeting. So, it’s not a matter the President is taking lightly, and like I’ll always, say some of the measures we’re going to take are not measure that you can discuss openly here, but we’re as concerned as you are, we’re not going to abandon our responsibility.

“As to those who have issued threats to Mr. President, I think it’s more of propaganda than anything. It’s laughable”.

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