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FACT-CHECK: Is APC Luring Abubakar Shekau With Vice Presidential Ticket? by Shehuyinka: 3:36am On Aug 01, 2020
On July 25th, a Twitter account with the handle @AustinNwabufo and profile name Austin Nwabufo, claimed that Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) is luring Abubakar Shekau with a vice-presidential ticket as a way of ending the insurgency.

Shekau is known as the leader of Boko Haram, a Nigerian militant group that has plagued the North-East region of the country for over 10 years leading to thousands of deaths and millions of Internally Displaced Persons.

The tweet made at 6:39 am by Nwabufo whose profile states that he is a lawyer has garnered 575 retweets and 855 as at press time.

THE CLAIM

The tweet reads “APC luring Abubakar SHEKAU with Vice Presidential Ticket as an inducement to end Boko-Haram War, details coming up later in the day, Keep tuned”

The claim is that APC is luring Abubakar Shekau with Vice Presidential ticket.

THE FINDINGS

Nwabufo did not respond to The ICIR request for comment. He, however, blocked the Twitter handle of the reporter.

Yekini Nabena, the APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, asked for the claim to be sent to him via WhatsApp which he read and made no comment.

When contacted by The ICIR, Mamman Muhammed, a spokesperson for the Chairman of APC National Caretaker Committee, Mai Bala Buni, said: “I am not in for this junk”. He ended the call and did not pick subsequent calls.

Murtala Abdullahi, a journalist covering security who spent three years of his career reporting the north-east insurgency told The ICIR that Boko Haram promotes a version of Islam which makes it “haram” (forbidden) for Muslims to take part in any political or social activity associated with the western society.

Abdullahi said “Shekau does not believe in a democratic system and as a terrorist, he has been declared wanted by the Nigerian government and the US government. So, there’s no how, I mean totally impossible for one to think or fabricate something like this.”

Timothy Avele, the Director-General of International Center for Non-verbal intelligence studies (ICNIS), stated that “Government can negotiate with terrorists but must be from a stronger position. Do you remember the number of times bounty has been placed on Shekau’s head?”

READ MORE: https://www.icirnigeria.org/fact-check-is-apc-luring-abubakar-shekau-with-vice-presidential-ticket/

Re: FACT-CHECK: Is APC Luring Abubakar Shekau With Vice Presidential Ticket? by vibre: 3:55am On Aug 01, 2020
Though I know this very story can't be true, those of you claiming to be fact checkers in Nigeria are all scams. Political errand boys that are just out to do the biddings of the politicians that pay your bills. You only fact check when the result favours your bosses and against their opposition but when it's the other way around, you ignore it or you even lie to cover for your masters. Fact checkers in Nigeria are big scams!
Re: FACT-CHECK: Is APC Luring Abubakar Shekau With Vice Presidential Ticket? by Bluntguy: 3:56am On Aug 01, 2020
If the Buhari government can integrate thousands of BH killers who killed and maimed many innocent Nigerians into the Nigerian army, then I won't doubt this one.

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Re: FACT-CHECK: Is APC Luring Abubakar Shekau With Vice Presidential Ticket? by ican2020: 4:44am On Aug 01, 2020
May God save Nigeria
Re: FACT-CHECK: Is APC Luring Abubakar Shekau With Vice Presidential Ticket? by orisa37: 5:39am On Aug 01, 2020
NIGERIA IS JAGAJAGA A HEX AND A HELL AFENIFERE OHANEZE AND PDP PLEASE CHECK THIS FACT FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS SAKE.

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Re: FACT-CHECK: Is APC Luring Abubakar Shekau With Vice Presidential Ticket? by helinues: 5:41am On Aug 01, 2020
This bloggers dey idle..

Austin Nwabufo wrote something and you are wasting your time debunking it when you can easily check the name of the writer to reach easy conclusion...
Re: FACT-CHECK: Is APC Luring Abubakar Shekau With Vice Presidential Ticket? by Racoon(m): 7:34am On Aug 01, 2020
It is possible giving the antecedents & attitude of the APC members/government towards the cause of BH slnce inception.
-The APC so much played politics with the BH issue pre-2015 esp.Lai Mohammed, always exaggerating every of their onslaught across the nation just to score a political advantage.Hence leveraged on it to gain political power.

-The present president was initially against the onslaught of the past govt against BH even saying his infamous "a fight against BH is a fight against the north"
Contrastingly, when Buhari was desperate for political power; the made an ironic speech that "if elected as president, I will defeat BH within 2months." How did he know he can defeat an insurgency of BH type within such of duration of time.

-The ex-military HOS does not attend council meetings wherein how the security challenges posed by the BH menace were being discussed because he feels he has the monopoly knowledge on how the BH can be defeated hence only him can do it.Why? BH even nominated him as their mediator with the then govt when they felt the heat but he refused to play a role.

-All the players of the pre-Chibok girls kidnap by BH & associated BBOG members except madam Oby have long been rewarded under the APC.The then governor-Kasshim Shettima-is a senator today.The colluding principal GGSS Chibok became commissioner of Education under Shettima while Hadiza Bala have forgotten the BBOG group to take up cosy appointment as the NPA chairman.

-The circumstances surrounding the organisation, kidnap & return of the D-APC-hi school girls kidnapped too under the APC govt with Leah Shariabu still in the enclave of these BH terrorists is another pointer.

-The circumstances surrounding the arrest of a high profile BH member being shielded from justice in the Borno government house/guest house sometime back is yet to be clarified.

-Major General Biu in an interview in Maiduguri told a beleaguered nation that nothing stops "a repentant BH member can join the army & rise to the rank of a major general too." Guess it's the same people who're still fighting & killing our soldiers?

-APC govt was obsessing Nigerians with tales of how Shekau is crying, lamenting & begging to be allowed a leeway to surrender because of the heat of assault on his foot soldier.Meanwhile the same terrorists kingpin is inflicting devastating assaults on our military.President Idriss of Niger Republic did the opposite when BH dared his troops despite being a muslim himself.

-If the present government can be granting BH amnesty
despite the havoc they have wrecked upon this nation, then there is no way they can convince us that Shekau may not be given a place of honour one day if he also "repents" and surrender.
Re: FACT-CHECK: Is APC Luring Abubakar Shekau With Vice Presidential Ticket? by LibertyRep: 7:53am On Aug 01, 2020
On this case, it won't be out of place for the DSS to invite the said Austin Nwabufo to substantiate this claim.

At least to clear the doubt of some of us.
Re: FACT-CHECK: Is APC Luring Abubakar Shekau With Vice Presidential Ticket? by Emu4u2c: 8:04am On Aug 01, 2020
grin
LibertyRep:
On this case, it won't be out of place for the DSS to invite the said Austin Nwabufo to substantiate this claim.

At least to clear the doubt of some of us.
Wa la hi You be Bad person grin

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