Atiku Releases Statement Over Slain Officer’s Wife Denial Of Calling Her

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The People’s Democratic Party presidenttial candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has released press statement over the response of slain officer’s wife to Atiku’s claim that he called her.

Atiku has urged Nigerians to spare a thought for the Nigerian military officers fighting terrorist during this Christmas period, adding that he called the wife of one of the slain soldier, Lt. Col Ibrahim Sakaba.

But in a surprised response, the wife of late Lt. Col Sakaba denied receiving Atiku’s call, wondering why Atiku would lie. Read details here: Controversy As Wife Of Slain Officer Says Atiku Lied About Calling Her

Atiku, reacting through a statement released by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, he said it was error in communication and regretted it.

The full statement read:

Following the death of Lt. Col Ibrahim Sakaba during the Boko Haram insurgents’ attack on 157 Taskforce Battalion in Metele, H.E @atiku’s staff made efforts to get contact of his widow to enable the former Vice President express his condolences over the loss of the fallen hero.

Over the weekend, Atiku Abubakar was availed with phone numbers of Mrs. Sakaba and Maryam, younger sister of the late soldier, in the alternative.

On Sunday, the former Vice President tried albeit unsuccessfully to contact Mrs. Sakaba but was able to eventually speak with Maryam, younger sister of the gallant soldier during which he expressed his deepest condolences to the family.

However, this communication was erroneously communicated. The error is regretted.

Atiku Abubakar, however reaffirms his deepest condolences to the Sakaba family, which sacrifices, like those of their brave son, keeps us safe.

Signed:
Paul Ibe
Media Adviser to HE Atiku Abubakar.

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