IBBNIGERIA’S former Military President, retired General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, has spoken from Germany where he has been in the last few weeks.
IBB, as he is fondly called, said he is alive contrary to reports that he had passed on.
MEZIE TIMES had quoted a family source recently, saying that the former military ruler was hale and hearty.
Babangida, speaking on a Television Continental programme on Wednesday, said he would soon return home.
The Lagos-based television programme, Journalists Hangout, was where Babangida called into to dispel the rumour of his death. He told TVC crew: “I am alive.”
As at press time, journalists were still laying siege to his Hilltop Mansion in Minna, Niger State for news on his whereabouts. In a bid to further dismiss the rumour tha‎t former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has died, his Personal Assistant, Captain Jalingo, on Wednesday said the gap toothed General is expected in Nigeria on Sunday. Jalingo, while addressing journalists who had laid siege to the Hilltop Mansion area on Wednesday waiting for Babangida’s arrival, said: “General is alive.”
According to him: “He is supposed to be back today (Wednesday), but he did not come.
“General Babangida is alive. “Insha Allah, he will be back on Sunday. “If IBB comes back, there would be a press briefing that same day or the following day.
“He will address the media.”