Boko Haram plotting to bomb homes of VIPs, not VP Osinbajo – Presidency

Vice President Of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo

The militant group, Boko Haram, is planning to bomb the homes of VIPs, and not the residence of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the VP’s office said Thursday.

The clarification came after media reports quoted the presidency’s initial claim that Mr. Osinbajo’s home was targeted.

The vice president’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, said that claim, sourced by journalists from the text of a press briefing after Thursday’s National Economic Council, was a typographical error.

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“A press briefing note circulated today by the Secretariat of the National Economic Council, NEC, contains a typo on the very last line of the last paragraph.

“That paragraph should read ‘The Vice President also disclosed that security reports has it that scavengers are now being prepared by insurgents to dump refuse laden with bombs in the houses of VIPs’.
“The last line erroneously says ‘in the house of the Vice President’,” Mr. Akande said in a statement after the media reports.

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The earlier text said intelligence had confirmed that Mr. Osinbajo’s residence was being targeted for bombing.

 

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