Former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida GCFR, has raised alarm over the existence of several fake social media accounts opened by unscrupulous elements in his name.
According to a statement by the media office of the former Military President, General Babangida currently has no twitter handle or any “social media” account.
The General stated categorically that the twitter handles bearing his name and photographs are fake and targeted at misleading unsuspecting members of the public.
“We wish to emphatically state that General Babangida is an elder statesman and a peacemaker. A malicious story in an online media, ELOMBAHNEWS, dated 16th February 2019 credited to General IB Babangida is a malicious Fake News.”
“Accordingly, we wish to advise the social media community and the general public to be wary of the fake accounts, mischievous fake online news and discountenance whatever message conveyed therein.” the statement read in part.