The death of the former Military President of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, earlier circulated across the social media has been refuted .
A message forwarded to voice of Nigeria, signed by Prince Kassim Afegbua, Media spokesman of the Former Military President of Nigeria, stated: “It has become consistent fake news for quite some time now wishing our own IBB, the one we easily refer to as ‘the last don’ of Nigeria politics, dead.”
Prince Afegbua who said that the former president is very much alive and bumbling, has been attending to friends and associates who visited at his Minna home in Niger State, North Central Nigeria.
“IBB is very much alive and bubbling. He just started attending to friends and associates who came to see him today, Sunday, 15th December, 2019 right here at his Minna Hilltop mansion. He is full of life and in his characteristic bubbling mood.”
Prince Afegbua, who condemned the widely spread rumour of the former president’s death across the country, further suggested the passing of the fake news bill by the Nigerian legislators.
“The fake news bill would be a suitable response to this category of fake news carrier.
The former President’s media aid added death, as the irrevocable end of all creation, will surely come to everyone some day and at the appointed time and hour, but to deliberately spread fake news and wish someone dead is not acceptable.