Information Minister debunks reports on Area boys, Terrorists.
Written by News Room on October 31, 2021
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has debunked a report attributed to him that terrorists were collecting taxes in the northern parts of the country just as Area Boys extorted commuters in the southern parts.
The minister said in a statement issued in Abuja by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Joe Mutah, that the report was a figment of the warped imagination of the author.
The statement said the report, attributed to the minister after he addressed a news briefing on the distorted report of the Economist Magazine on Nigeria, was twisted by the author who was not even at the event.
It said the reporter twisted the response of the minister to a question on a news report that some bandits imposed taxes on some communities in Sokoto State.
He stressed that the report was twisted and fell under the categorisation of fake news.