Buhari’s aide speaks on alleged escape of Amaechi from Kaduna kidnappers

Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, has reacted to the report of attack on Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi.


Mr Amaechi was reportedly attacked en route to Kaduna State from Abuja, the nation’s capital on Sunday.

He was said to have escaped from kidnappers when the Abuja-Kaduna train he boarded landed at Rigasa station.

Although the minister has dismissed the report as entirely concocted, a co-covener of the Bring Back Our Girls group, Aisha Yesufu, has said the incident was true judging from the accounts of her relatives who were onboard the train.


“Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi you should be ashamed of yourself,” Yesufu said in a tweet on Monday.

“My sister, my brother and my sister-in-law were in that train. When your convoy scattered and you fled like a new born mouse whom water have been poured on, it was witnessed!. GOVERNANCE IS NOT BY LIES & PROPAGANDA!” she added.

But reiterating that such attack never took place, Mr Ahmad, said he travelled alongside the minister for the birthday party of Nasir El-rufai, governor of Kaduna State.


“Came to Kaduna last night together with HM Rotimi Amaechi for Gov. Nasir el-Rufai’s 60th birthday, people started calling us since before we left Rigasa station to find out if it’s true that we’re attacked, we told them WE’RE NOT, funny some people still insisting we’re attacked,” the president’s aide tweeted on Monday morning.

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