The Bauchi State Government on Tuesday dismissed news reports of Boko Haram attack on the state as false and mischievous.
Gidado was reacting to news reports that insurgents had raided Gamawa, Dambam, Zaki and Darazo local government areas of the state.
He said that the report, which was ascribed to the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) was inaccurate, as the SSG was misquoted.
“A particular reporter who was not present during the press briefing by the SSG erroneously reported that the insurgents raided some LGAs. His medium had so far apologised over the report.
“To report that Boko Haram invaded these local governments was entirely false and mischievous.
“Most of you were in attendance when the SSG spoke, he did not mention any attack on any of the four Local Governments.
“The general public should therefore disregard this misrepresentation by cross section of the newspapers.
Gidado disclosed that 1,750 bags of rice, 1,050 bags of maize, 1,750 bags of sorghum, 1,050 cartons of spaghetti, 350 bags of sugar and 3,500 cartons of noodles would be supplied to the refugees camped in four LGAs of Bauchi state.
“Reporters who are willing to go to the affected border communities will be provided with transportation for them to verify the actual position of things,” he said. (NAN)