WADOO!!NEWS: I Never Said “Rich Nigerians” Are Joining Boko Haram – Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has denied saying that “rich Nigerians” are joining the Boko Haram sect.
Prof. Osinbajo was quoted to have said this at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday, while receiving the United States Special Envoy on Counter Terrorism Communication, Rashad Hussain.
In a statement from his spokesman, Mr. Laolu Akande, Tuesday, on the intention of the Federal Government to establish a communications center to counter the Boko Haram’s ideologies and propaganda, the vice president stated that “I have seen people who are well-to-do being recruited into terrorism”.
But reacting to how his statement was reported in the main stream and social media, Akande in a statement on Wednesday, said that Vice President Osinbajo was quoted out of context.
The statement reads: “Comments of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, in the above titled press release were taken out of context by some of the papers and some of the reports misleading.
“There was no mention of “Rich Nigerians” anywhere in the release as some media reported. There was no reference to Nigerians at all. Also the Vice President was not raising any alarm of any kind.
“The Vice President was talking about the mindless ideologies of violent extremism and terrorism, and not about mindless people as some of the reports stated.
“He said such ideologies drew different people including those who were lured into terrorism with money and those who are well-to-do.
“This clarification is to set public records straight”
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