Boko Haram planning to bomb VIPs not VP's home – Presidency

Osinbajo’s media aide, Laolu Akande stated that the press release which gave rise to the reports had read “VP” instead of “VIP”.

 

The Presidency has denied reports that Boko Haram terrorists are planning to bomb the home of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

Osinbajo’s media aide, Laolu Akande stated that the press release which gave rise to the reports had read “VP” instead of “VIP”.

Akande made the clarification via a statement released on Thursday, July 23, 2015.

It reads:

“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.’ Please take note of the correction.”

Osinbajo is said to have made the disclosure during the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting which also held on July 23 at the Presidential villa.

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