Malam Garba Shehu, a former media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has accused the media of spreading unconfined report that his principal had fled the country.
Malam Garba made the attack following report by a national daily, BusinessDay that the former President is now in exile.
According to Shehu, there’s no truth in the report. He advised media offices to always confirm their reports.
He revealed that Buhari is with his family in his Daura hometown of Katsina state.
He said, “For misleading the otherwise credible newspaper to falsely report on their front page that former President Muhammadu Buhari has “fled” and on “exile” when he is currently at home with family in Daura, Katsina State, BusinessDay newspaper should sack their reporter who didn’t do the job of checking his facts.
“BusinessDay should think 10 times before running any information from the particular reporter and verify it before believing him. Every platform has tools to verify any information and we don’t expect anything less from BusinessDay.
“If they had browsed through different sources, they will have seen reports of the former President having come back home and enjoying the company of his family.
“A single fake news in a newspaper has the capability to destroy a reputation built on years of hard work.”