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Abati denies Jonathan’s rumored visit to Chibok

By The Citizen
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The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati has denied the news making round that President Goodluck Jonathan has canceled his “planned” visit to Chibok, Borno Statel.


Abati through his twitter handle¬†@abati1990 said, “Every trip by the President is usually pre-announced. The Presidency did not at any time announce a trip to Chibok today. Ignore the rumours”.


The statement issued by my office yesterday (Thursday) indicated very clearly that the President is scheduled to travel to Paris today (Friday).


“It is therefore wrong and malicious to allege that a non-existent trip has been cancelled,” he said.


However, a reliable source had told THE CITIZEN that an advanced team for presidential movement to Maiduguri had departed AbujaThursday morning.



While the President’s foreign trips are usually announced, his local trips are usually not announced.


The news about President Jonathan’s trip to Chibok, a month after the girls were abducted were first reported by international media.