I never sanctioned the killing of Nnamdi Kanu- Dambazau

Ebun Francis || Abdulrahman Dambazau, Nigeria’s Minister of Interior on Wednesday denied social media reports that claimed he sanctioned the killing of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

In the reports the former chief of Army staff was quoted to have said that the death of Kanu will not lead to the disintegration of the country, citing the deaths of MKO Abiola, his wife, Kudirat, Ken Sawo-Wiwa and the imprisonment of Obafemi Awolowo, as examples of people who had suffered in the hands of the federal government.

But in a statement on Wednesday, Dambazau described the reports as malicious and false aimed at causing disunity and disaffection in the country.

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The statement reads, “The attention of the Honourable Minister of Interior, Lt General (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, has been drawn to a fabricated, malicious, ridiculous and false report posted on Linda Ikejis blog and other social media platforms, in which the minister is falsely accused of threatening to kill Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB.”

“The statement attributed to the Interior Minister is untrue and quite unfortunate, because the perpetrators of the falsehood and gross innuendoes ought to know that Gen Dambazau (Rtd), a former Chief of Army Staff and a renowned, seasoned security expert with over 30 years Ph.D. degree in criminology cannot conceive such ideals, nor take the credit for such

“The perpetrators of the malicious statements are out to cause disaffection, disunity, and insecurity while creating public unrest, detrimental to the well-being of Nigerians and other foreign nationals in the Country. He, therefore, called on Nigerians to disregard their antics, as government is committed to the good and prosperity of every Nigerian.”