A young Nigerian lady, Safiyanu Amira, who raised a false kidnap alarm on Twitter a few days ago, has confessed that nothing of the sort happened and apologized to Nigerians.
Amira had, in a series of tweets, alleged that she and 17 other victims were abducted at gunpoint from different parts of Abuja last Tuesday by men in uniform and driven off in a van and later separated into two groups.
She had also tweeted the locations of the alleged kidnappers, claiming they were unaware that she was with a phone.
A barrage of concerned Nigerians quickly reposted the distress tweet, pleading with the Nigerian police force to intervene.
However, the Federal Capital Territory Police Command later disclosed that it had found the missing Safiyanu Amira and debunked the alleged kidnapping.
“The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command wishes to categorically debunk the viral news of the alleged kidnapping of one Safiyanu Amira and seventeen (17) others who were reportedly abducted at gunpoint by Armed men in Police uniform on Tuesday 14th June 2022 at about 1:00 pm and to state that Safiyanu Amira is currently safe in Police custody.
“While she is currently in the hospital receiving medical attention as demanded by global best practices, the investigation continues and findings will be communicated subsequently. A statement released by the command’s Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Oduniyi Omotayo read.
Well, Amirah, in a tweet on Monday, June 20, apologized to the general public while confirming that there was indeed no kidnap.
She stated that she had intentionally taken herself out of her house to those locations and starved herself for four days.
“Good day all, I would like to formally apologize to the general public, to the whole police department and my friends and family for misleading them with the below tweet, nothing of such happened and it was all just my delusions and negative thinking, I would also like to thank
I intentionally took myself out of our house, went to these locations, entered bushes and dehydrated and starved myself for four days just like that, there was no kidnapping, nothing at all, I truly apologize and please pray for me. I Need it.” She tweeted.
Amira’s tweet, however, stirred more concern for tweeps, as many expressed doubts that all is well with the young lady.
A Twitter user @Oghenetega_Ara wrote,
I don’t believe this, maybe she was forced to type this or someone is doing it on her behalf. She should release a video of herself at home with her family,let’s be sure before I know what to say”.
@Ellasoma21, “She is not well”.
@OlaitanMicheal6 wrote, “This girl is sick…really sick. In future, another person fit tweet say dem don kidnap am, and people no go take am serious, coz na this kind thing go cause am”