Critical Times News : I never threatened Israel with military force over Kanu — Lai Mohammed react to Fake reports

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I never threatened Israel with military force over Kanu — Lai Mohammed react to Fake reports


Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday denied issuing threats to Israel to quickly repatriate exiled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, or face military attack from Nigeria.

Briefing State House correspondents at the Aso Rock Villa, the Minister said while he appreciated that some people took it as a joke, he was however perturbed at the intensity of fake news being spread over serious national issues.

He explained that he was in London when Kanu purportedly reappeared in Israel after several months of hiding, and that he was not in a position to have commented on the development.

Mohammed assured the public that while awaiting appropriate authorities to speak on the issue, it is evident that the Federal Government, which had repeatedly denied knowledge of Kanu’s whereabouts, has now been vindicated.

His words: “I was in London when I heard the story about Nnamdi Kanu surfacing in Israel. I was not in a position to make any statement. But before I knew it, within a few hours, I saw my picture with a story saying that I had actually given Israel ultimatum to return Nnamdi Kanu otherwise, we will send them missiles.

“I just laughed. It speaks to what we are talking about fake news because it is probably the biggest threat in the run-up to the elections. Having said that I have nothing more to add, to the issue of Nnamdi Kanu. At the appropriate time, the various authorities will make a statement about the issue of Kanu.

“But this has proven that all along when Kanu disappeared and the mob was asking the Nigerian army to account for the whereabouts of Kanu; I kept saying that Kanu knows where he is. He was not in the custody of the Federal Government. We have been vindicated today. Any other statement will be made in due course.”

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