Fake news seem to still be on the rise even in the era where there have been calls for the imposition of a social media control bill.
In the early hours of today, there was a viral news that Boko Haram had shot a helicopter and killed five of the passengers on board in Borno State.
However, the Nigeria Air Force has refuted these claims that nothing of this sort took place.
Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of Public Relations and Information Headquarters of the Nigerian Air Force has denied the reports in a tweet.
”No helicopter was shot down. No helicopter crashed in Borno State today. A UN helicopter indeed undertook a mission to Banki & has since returned to Maiduguri’‘ He posted.