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Thursday, 23 July 2015

Boko Haram ‘Targeting’ VIPs Houses, not VP’s House – Presidency

The Presidency has denied  reports where it was quoted that Boko Haram was targeting the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s house.

Acknowledging that the statement which was contained in a communique issued at the end of the National Economic Council meeting on Thursday chaired by the Vice President, the presidency stated that the statement was made in error.

Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande in a statement to correct the error said that the Vice President was meant to say that the insurgents were now targeting the house of Very Important Persons, VIPs.

The statement read in parts” A press briefing note circulated today by the Secretariat of the National Economic Council, NEC, contains a typo on the very last line of the last paragraph.

That paragraph should read “The Vice President also disclosed that security reports has it that scavengers are now being prepared by insurgents to dump refuse laden with bombs in the houses of VIPs.”

The last line erroneously says “in the house of the Vice President.”


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