Wife of Slain Officer Denies Receiving Atiku’s Phone Call

The wife of the late Lt. Col Ibrahim Sakaba, one of the 44 soldiers killed by Boko Haram insurgents during an attack on 157 Task Force Battalion in Metele, Borno State last month,  has denied claims by the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, that he called her.

Atiku had said on Twitter on Sunday, “This Christmas I urge all Nigerians to spare a thought for our military on the frontlines of the war on terror.

“I had cause to telephone Lt. Col. Ibrahim Sakaba’s widow this Yuletide. I am touched by her devotion and love for her husband who paid the supreme sacrifice for Nigeria.”

Speaking with Punch on Monday, however, the widow, Seun, told our correspondent that she never received any call from the former Vice-President.

She wondered why Atiku would tell lies.

“Why the lies? I have not received any call from Atiku please,” she said.




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