PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has retracted his earlier claim that he spoke to the widow of Lt. Col Ibrahim Sakaba, killed by Boko Haram at Metele, Borno state last month.
Recall that the late Sakaba’s wife, Seun, earlier today went on her IG page to deny Atiku’s claim that he spoke to her. Read here.
In a statement released this afternoon, Atiku says he spoke with Sakaba’s sister, Maryam and not Seun. Read his statement below
”Following the death of Lt. Col Ibrahim Sakaba during the Boko Haram insurgents’ attack on 157 Taskforce Battalion in Metele, His Excellency Atiku Abubakar’s staff has made efforts to get the contact of his widow to enable the former Vice President express his condolences over the loss of the fallen hero.
”Over the weekend, Atiku Abubakar was availed with phone numbers of Mrs. Sakaba and Maryam, younger sister of the late soldier, in the alternative.
”On Sunday, the former Vice President tried albeit unsuccessfully to contact Mrs. Sakaba but was able to eventually speak with Maryam, younger sister of the gallant soldier during which he expressed his deepest condolences to the family.
”However, this communication was erroneously communicated. The error is regretted.”
Atiku Abubakar, however reaffirms his deepest condolences to the Sakaba family, which sacrifices, like those of their brave son, keeps us safe.