The Personal Assistant on New Media to Buhari, Bashir Ahmad has been mocked on social media after he claimed that the robbery attack at Aso Rock was another fake news by detractors of President Muhammadu Buhari.
However, presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu confirmed the attempted burglary at the residence of Professor Ibrahim Gambari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, making Ahmad’s accusation that the media was spreading fake news a lie.
After things turned out this way, Nigerians on Twitter called out the two for releasing conflicting statements. Many accused Ahmad of still learning the act of lying as he has yet to perfect his lying skills.
Although Shehu said the attempt was not successful, many expressed shock that such an attempt could be made close to the seat of power.
An online platform, Peoples Gazette, had earlier reported that both Gambari and an administrative officer at the Presidency, identified as Maikano, were robbed.