The family of former military leader, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB), has denied the news making the rounds on social media.
In a statement released by his media aide, Kassim Afegbua countered the story, saying the news was misleading and just a mere rumour.
“IBB is very much alive and bubbling.
“He just started attending to friends and associates who came to see him today, Sunday, December 15, 2019, right here at his Minna Hilltop mansion.
“He is full of life and in his characteristic bubbling mood.”
“Fake” news that it is against humanity to deliberately spread such and wish someone dead.
“May Allah forgive those who wish IBB dead. God is the giver and taker of life, not humans. Death, as the irrevocable end of all creation, will surely come to everyone some day and at the appointed time and hour.
“But to deliberately spread fake news and wish someone dead is to take humanity to another bizarre level.
“IBB, by the special grace of Allah, shall live to fulfil his journey and destiny in life to the consternation of those who are always wishing him dead,” Afegbua added.