By PETER DURU
MAKURDI—Special Adviser to Governor Gabriel Suswam on Media and Public Affairs, Dr. Cletus Akwaya, has debunked stories making the rounds that Suswan reportedly raised an alarm over threat to his life and family by the Boko Haram Islamic sect.
Akwaya said in a telephone interview with Vanguard, yesterday, in Makurdi, that those peddling such rumour were either misinformed or doing so for their own selfish ends.
He said: “the Governor never said that his life was being threatened by the Boko Haram sect; it is absolute falsehood. Anyone raising that kind of issue in the media is doing so out of the figment of his own imagination because there was no such remark by the Governor, it is completely unfounded.”
’’Whoever is behind that story has an ill motive because Governor Suswam did not make a statement like that and could not have made such a remark when there was no reason for it,’’ Akwanya said.
Suswam participated in the quarterly communion service of the NKST Church at the High Level area of Makurdi metropolis where he urged Christians to pray for the leaders of the country and against the reoccurrence of mishaps that had claimed the lives of leaders in parts of the country.
He said, “As Christians, we owe it a duty to pray for our country and our leaders especially the menace of Boko Haram insurgency and the re-occurrence of the air mishaps that claimed the lives of the Kaduna State Governor and the crash that affected the Taraba State governor. That is the duty we owe our country as stakeholders in the Nigerian project.”