Politics Governor Yero Denies Receiving Intelligence Report Before Buhari's Attack in Kaduna



Kaduna state governor, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero has denied media claims that he received an intelligence report warning him about the twin bomb blasts of July 23, which almost killed General Muhammadu Buhari and Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi; The Sun reported.

A statement issued by Yero's through his spokesman, Ahmed Maiyaki, said, "We are aware of an unfortunate and also erroneous report being circulated to media houses on a purported security report that forewarned His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Dr. Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of the July 23 bombings that occurred in Kaduna metropolis.

"While we appreciate efforts being made by security agencies in maintaining law and order in the state, it is, however, sad that some persons within the services could peddle misinformation and deliberately spread falsehood to media platforms on the sad event.

"To put the records straight, we wish to state unequivocally that Governor Yero received no security report from the Department of State Security (DSS) or any of the security agencies warning of an impending bombing in the state. As a leader committed to the security of lives and property of the entire people of Kaduna State, Governor Yero will never treat such piece of information with levity and this has been demonstrated in his handling of sensitive issues since assuming office as governor.

"For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Yero maintains mutual collaborative efforts with all security agencies in the state and this is evident in the fact that for about 20 months of his administration, there was no single bomb blast in the state. We therefore, view the so-called security report on the bombing as another plot by mischief makers not only to bring the person of Governor Yero to disrepute but also to throw Kaduna State into confusion".

Speaking to the media, the governor cautioned them to always make sure their reports were factual.

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