Kankara schoolboys: Garba Shehu apologises for spreading fake news

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Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu on Friday apologises for spreading fake news about the number of pupils abducted from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State last week.

In tweets, he acknowledged that he lies when he claimed it was only 10 pupils that were abducted by terrorists.

He said: "I apologize for the incorrect communication citing that only 10 students were kidnapped at the science school, Kankara

This communication of numbers was provided by persons that should ideally know. These numbers were seen to conflict with what was available at that time.

Please understand that this communication was in no way done to downplay the seriousness of the situation.

Please accept my sincere apologies on this matter as we continue to move our great Nation Nigeria forward. Thank you."