Ribadu reacts to Report of accusing some VIPs of sponsoring banditry


Former Chairman of the Economic  and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu has pushed back at report that he said some prominent Nigerians are behind the banditry plaguing the northern part of the country.

Ribadu made this rebuttal at a press conference he called in Abuja on Sunday to dispel the statement credited to him.

In his denial, the ex-anti-graft czar now a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, went on to partly lay the country’s problem at the doorsteps of social media and fake news saying, “Social media is today, partly responsible for what is going on in our country by trying to promote things that are not true and creating division based on religion and ethnicity among others things.

“Social media companies also have a role to play, I don’t see any reason why Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram will allow such a damaging statement to go out against somebody without stopping it.”

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