General Ibrahim Babangida (retired), former military president, has said that twitter handles bearing his names and photographs were fake.
Babangida, in a statement signed by his media aide, Zubairu Abdulrauf, said that he had no social media account, and advised members of the public to ignore claims to that effect.
The statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Minna, said that the social media accounts were targeted at misleading unsuspecting members of the public.
It said: “Our attention has been drawn to the existence of several twitter handles purportedly owned by the former military president; members of the social media community should know that Babangida currently has no twitter handle.
“We wish to state that the twitter handles bearing the name and photographs of Babangida are fake, and also advise the general public to be wary of the fake accounts and discountenance whatever message conveyed therein.”