Information has being hovering around that the president Goodluck Jonathan is planning to bomb three major Universities in the north under the guise of Boko Haram.
A group known as Northern chapter of Elite Youths Development Initiative (EYDI) has come out to urge Nigerians to disregard such information being circulated by uninformed people. Describing the information as wickedly false, unsubstantiated,ill-conceived and mischievous.
The group described a document circulated by a group called “Nigeria Information” alleging plan by President Goodluck Jonathan to bomb the three Northern universities as “very dangerous information which is laced with lies and conjectures meant to deceive the people and bring disaffection.”
Specifically, the said document written in Hausa which went viral in the social media and the public yesterday claimed that the President was orchestrating attacks on Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi and Usman Danfodiyo University Sokoto that would then be attributed to the many gory attacks by the Boko Haram sect.
But in statement by its secretary, Mr. Mohammed Ahmed, the Elite Youth Development Initiative the document said it was apparent that the document was also intended to incite people to resort to violence by taking the law into their own hands.
It called on security agencies in the country “to intensify surveillance with a view to apprehending anyone who is into the habit of raising unnecessary panic and alarm.”
According to the group, the Jonathan administration had been aiming to improve on education and not to destroy it, adding that “most of the universities established by this administration are mostly located in the North.
“It is also on record that this government initiated a move to transform the Almajiri system by modernising them and improving the teaching environment.”.
Urging Nigerians to discountenance the document, the group stated: “We strongly appeal to all Nigerians to disregard this wild propaganda contained in the said document. Everybody should be calm and all Nigerians should be rest assured that nothing will happen to anyone.
“Mr. President is a peace-loving person who does not believe in violence and he is always preoccupied with finding solutions to the mayhem and killings in the North and other parts of the country”.
The statement made available to our correspondent continued: “We often get bewildered by the rate at which Hausa language is used to disseminate falsehood and dangerous propaganda through the Internet and other social media platforms.
“Everybody knows that Boko Haram is not formed or populated by the Hausa people. We pray that whoever torments trouble finds its full wrath on himself.”
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