The Presidency has alerted the members of the public to a fake Facebook account opened by some persons in the name of the President’s daughter, Zahra Buhari.
Femi Adesina, the president’s media adviser said the cloned account was the handiwork of mischief makers, who have taken the antics against the First Family to another level.
“Merchants of mischief have taken their antics against the first family further by creating a fake Facebook account in the name of Zahra Buhari, President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter.
The fake account, conspicuously different from the authentic one, was used to post a message on April 17, 2018, at 9.07 a.m.
“A picture of President Buhari, with snowflakes all over him, and being welcomed to a foreign country was used, alongside this message:
“Children of God, here is a 75 years old man walking in the snow without cardigan just to rescue the battered economic status of Nigeria and some of you senseless people feel he travels too much, as if he travels for partying or merry making.
“God bless Nigeria. Please share…”
“The Presidency hereby repudiates the Facebook account, as it does not belong to Zahra. Members of the public are urged to be wary, and see through the intentions of those behind the fakery. They seek to attract odium to the first family, and also do not mean well for our country.”
Zahra Buhari married last year to Muhammed Indimi.
In a similar incident that happened earlier this year, a man identifying himself as the Emir of Kano was arrested after he duped some people of their money.
The young man who is very active on social media pretended to be the Emir Sanusi of Kano on Instagram with 262,000 followers uses the verified Instagram page to deceive members of the public.
The young man was eventually arrested and sentenced to 36 months in Prison after being found guilty of impersonating the Emir of Kano.