By Adenike Lucas
A spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari, PMB has made new effort to reassure Nigerians over the health status of his boss
Femi Adesina took to twitter to say there is “no cause for alarm” over the health status of President Buhari following claims from another newspaper claimed he had taken his own life.
A spoof online website, Huffington Post-fm reported on Wednesday that “President Buhari is under heavy security after his personal aides found him committing suicide in his London residence.”
Mr Adesina dismissed the news of the President’s death, saying it was fiction.
“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain thing? The rumour mild on overdrive is pure fiction. No cause for alarm on PMB,” Mr Adesina wrote on twitter.
A source close to President Buhari also confirmed to this blog that PMB is fine.
Having spoken to relatives of PMB, who is currently spending his vacation in London, the source said “Nigerians should not mind the rumour peddlers,” adding that “it is even un-Islamic to commit suicide.”
On Sunday, the presidency released a picture showing President Buhari, who is currently on vacation in the United Kingdom, in a tranquil is setting.
The image posted in a tweet, shows President Buhari with his foot up while watching his favourite news channel.
The photo comes as a fraudulent online news outlet, Metro-UK.com had published an untruthful story saying the President of Nigeria died in London, on Saturday.
Both Huffington Post-fm and Metro UK are operated by the same company and are registered in the US.
Some people believe it is those justling for top job come 2019, that are peddling the false rumours of PMB’s death.
Many Nigerians came out to lambaste the fake news site which claimed President Muhammadu Buhari died in a London Hospital where he was receiving medical care.
President Buhari is currently on vacation in London and will return to work on Monday, February, 6, 2017.