Abdulsalami Abubakar, former military head of state, has debunked reports that a helicopter that has now been seized by authorities in the country for supplying food and weapons to bandits belongs to him.
Abdulsalami, in a statement through his media aide, Dr Yakubu Suleiman, described the news as false and unfounded.
The former head of state, who said he initially wanted to ignore the reports, dissociated himself from the allegation, saying that the news can aggravate the already tensed security situation in the country.
He also lamented how individuals can be so callous to peddle such news and smear the image and character of people.
The retired army general urged Nigerians to ignore such “treacherous acts” and be careful with the kind of information they give out and share on social media.
“This kind of fake news has the potential of aggravating the already tense security situation in the country and should not be condoned,’’ he said.
“I urge Nigerians to ignore such treacherous acts and to be careful with the kind of information they dish out or share on social media.”
Abdulsalami asked Nigerians to continue to work and pray for enduring peace in the country, adding that no nation can attain greatness without peace and security of lives and property.