President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Media aide, Bashir Ahmad has apologized for his tweet which gave the Nigeria police credit for rescue of kidnapped victims.
Ahmad had taken to his twitter handle to praise the Nigeria Police for the swift rescue of the kidnapped three students of Ahmadu Bello University, alluding to a statement by the Kaduna State Police Command.
He said he was misled by the Statement by the police and disclosed that he was forced to delete his tweet and also apologise.
Ahmad’s recant followed a reply of his tweet by a relative of one of the students abducted by gunmen along Abuja-Kaduna road on Tuesday August 27 who accused the Nigerian police of lying after the police took credit for the release of the students.
Bashir Ahmad was forced to delete his tweet and also issue an apology to Nigerians and the family of the ABU students after he was flayed for his tweets and a verification of the claim of payment of ransom for the students’ freedom,.
“I have taken down this tweet. Relatives and one of the victims confirmed that there’s no police involvement in the process that led to their release. Got the info first from NAN, minutes later some newspapers carried it, too bad. Police was trying to take credit. I apologize for sharing it” he tweeted.