Saturday, January 21, 2017

Buhari's Death Report Throws Social Media Into Frenzy, Presidency Reacts

Could this be true? What kind of media report is this? These among many questions were posed by Nigeria's internet users in the last few hours following a report by one that President Buhari has reportedly died in a German hospital.

The report reads in part: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has died in a London Hospital where he was receiving medical care, the Nigerian Mission in UK has said.

According to the information released by the Nigerian Embassy, Buhari left the West African country for a vacation in the U.K in order to undergo medical checks.

One of the President’s aides who accompanied him to the U.K and spoke on condition of anonymity said the President has been battling an “unknown disease” for a while now.''

This unverified report threw the social space into fear and unguided conversations, calling for the

The Media aide to the President, Femi Adeshina has however reacted to the report saying: Best wishes to all who wish PMB well. As for those who carry evil rumors, may they receive grace to repent.

Garba Shehu, Senior Media aide to President Buhari also debunked the report saying: ''He is alive and well! President Buhari is not magical. He cannot be holidaying in the UK & be in Germany, dead or alive at the same time.''

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