Federal government debunks rumors of a certain explosion at the South African commission
The Federal Government has debunked reports being circulated on social media of a bomb explosion at the South African High Commission in Abuja, on Saturday.
In a statement issued in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the report “is fake news orchestrated by desperate opposition to cause panic and chaos among the populace”.
The statement was signed by Segun Adeyemi, the Special Adviser to the minister.
Mr Mohammed said the video of the purported bomb explosion was that of a bomb explosion at Emab Plaza, near Banex, Abuja, which occurred on June 25, 2014.
The minister said it was apparent that the desperate opposition had decided to use fake news and disinformation as handy tools in their avowed determination to make Nigeria ungovernable, having lost woefully at the polls.
“A pattern is emerging of the antics of the desperate opposition to latch on to the use of fake news and disinformation as a strategy to trigger chaos in the country.