5th August, 2021
By Michael Adeshina
Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, and his predecessor, Senator Kashim Shettima have called out embattled DCP Abba Kyari to tell the world that they never visited him.
Zulum and Shettima made the call after a video of them with Abba Kyari went viral on social media.
The video has also generated reactions with many condemning Zulum and Shettima for visiting Kyari who was recently suspended on charges of corruption.
However, Zulum and Shettima, in a joint statement released by the Governor of Borno’s spokesman Malam Isa Gusau, said they do not know the residence of Kyari, let alone visit him.
Gusau said he resorted to issuing the clarification since Abba Kyari who promised to issue the clarification himself did not do so, more than four hours after making the promise to the spokesman.
The statement said the video in circulation was recorded by some associates of Abba Kyari at the residence of Kashim Shettima in Abuja on June 30, 2021, when Abba Kyari paid an empathetic visit to the Senator following the mischievous circulation of rumours that he had died in the UK.
It added that Kyari himself had shared the same video on his verified Facebook wall on June 30, shortly after he visited Shettima.
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The statement added that Kyari who hails from Borno State and in Shettima’s constituency visited the former Governor to wish him well like many others had visited the Senator during the time.
However, Gusau also released a video of some sympathizers who had also visited the Senator during the same period, which showed the senator receiving them in his house, the same place being described as Abba Kyari’s house.
Gusau also pointed observers to take note of the TV behind Zulum and Abba Kyari with a CNN breaking news on the release of American Comedian-actor, Bill Cosby, which, as can be verified by anyone online, happened on June 30, 2021.
The spokesman, however, told Abba Kyari to issue a similar clarification as he had promised.
However, as of the time of filing this report, Abba Kyari is yet to issue a clarification.