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No Bomb Threat To The Vice President Of Nigeria

By Laolu Akande -Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President (Media and Publicity)
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Investigations have revealed that the story that the vice President is a target for a bomb attack is untrue.

There was allegedly a typographical error in the press briefing document circulated to Journalists after the 6 hour Long National Economic Council Meeting.

The Vice president actually said that there were plans that involved scavengers being prepared by insurgents to dump refuse laden with bombs in the houses of VIPs, VIP was erronously reported as VP.

See statement from the Office of the Vice president explaining the error below.

A press briefing note circulated today by the Secretariat of theNational Economic Council, NEC, contains a typo on the very last lineof the last paragraph.

That paragraph should read “The Vice President also disclosed that security reports has it that scavengers are now being prepared by insurgents to dump refuse laden with bombs in the houses of VIPs.”

The last line erroneously says “in the house of the Vice President.” Please take note of the correction.

The 59th NEC meeting was presided over by the Vice President, Prof.Yemi Osinbajo, earlier today.

Laolu Akande
Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President
(Media and Publicity)
July 23, 2015