ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The Federal Government has refused to comment on the withdrawal of the accreditation tag of the State House correspondent of the German Radio Deutsche Welle correspondent, Ubale Musa.
Musa’s accreditation was withdrawn on Monday shortly after the visit of the President of Chad, Idris Deby to the President Goodluck Jonathan at the State House.
Ubale had asked the visiting head of State the whereabout of Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader, since he had earlier claimed he knew Shekau’s whereabouts as well as the relationship between the Multinational Task Force (MTF) fighting in Lake Chad and the South African mercenaries fighting with the MTF in Sambisa Forest.
Deby had responded that he was not aware of the presence of mercenaries in Sambisa fighting alongside multi-national troops.
When asked for her reaction and when his accreditation will be reinstated, the Minister of Information, Patricia Akwashiki said, “I am not aware of it, I was in Jos on official assignment. I read about it like you did.
“You know everything about security is controlled by the Chief Security Officer to the President.
“He has his reasons but I don’t know the reason why he should do that. I will ask him when I see him”.
The Chief Security Officer to Nigeria’s President Jonathan, is Mr. Gordon Obua.
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