Former Nigerian military ruler, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) has dissociated himself from social media accounts bearing his name.
Such accounts have been issuing statements in his name, one of which is a purported congratulatory message to Atiku Abubakar, who last week emerged presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
See statement released by IBB concerning the social media accounts.
The attention of the media office to General Babangida GCFR, has been drawn to the existence of several twitter handles purportedly owned by the Former Military President
We wish to inform members of the public, particularly members of the social media community that General Babangida currently has no twitter handle.
Also, we wish to state categorically therefore, that the twitter handles bearing the name and photographs of General Babangida are fake and targeted at misleading unsuspecting members of the public.
Accordingly, we wish to advise all members of the social media community and the general public to be wary of the fake accounts and discountenance whatever message conveyed therein.
GENERAL IBRAHIM BADAMASI BABANGIDA GCFR
Former Military President & Commander-in-Chief of Nigerian Armed Forces
1 UPHILL DRIVE
8th October 2018