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Boko Haram targeting Osinbajo’s house uncoverd

The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, on Thursday night denied report that the Federal Government has uncovered plans by Boko Haram to bomb the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s house.
He said in a statement that there was typographical error in the talking point circulated to journalists at the end of the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting.
According to him, the aspect of ‘house of the vice president’ in the talking point should have read ‘houses of VIPs’.
The statement reads: “A press briefing note circulated today by the Secretariat of the
National Economic Council, NEC, contains a typo on the very last line of the last paragraph.
“That paragraph should read ‘The Vice President also disclosed that security reports has it that scavengers are now being prepared by insurgents to dump refuse laden with bombs in the houses of VIPs.’
“The last line erroneously says ‘in the house of the Vice President.’ Please take note of the correction.
“The 59th NEC meeting was presided over by the Vice President, Prof.Yemi Osinbajo, earlier Thursday,” It stated.
The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday told the National Economic Council that plans by the Boko Haram sect to dump bomb-laden refuse in his house has been uncovered.
Osinbajo’s disclosure was contained in a copy of press briefing, the “Talking Point” circulated to journalists after the six hours meeting.
The material was only circulated by the council secretariat after the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has briefed journalists.
The briefing was attended by three other states’ governors namely — Solomon Lalong (Plateau), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu).
The talking point reads in part: “The Vice President regretted that insurgency has affected the economic life of the northeast and the country as a whole.
“He called for the council to speak as a team to put pressure on the Service Chiefs to increase their effort in fighting insurgency.
“There should be increase in sensitization and education channels like radio and television.
“The Vice President also disclosed that security reports have revealed that scavengers are now being prepared by insurgents to dump refuse laden with bombs in the house of the Vice President.”

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