Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Matters, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Thursday stirred controversy when she claimed on Twitter that Boko Haram has released the Katsina schoolboys it kidnapped last week.
The claim spread like wildfire as various reputable media outfits scrambled to post it.
However, within a few minutes, she deleted the tweet and put up another one, claiming her handle was hacked.
She said: “Pls don’t credit any post on katsina boys to my twitter handle. I lost control of my handle in the last couple of minutes, along with my Instagram. I have recovered and changed my password.”