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AMIRA Sufyan, an Abuja-based lady who recently claimed that she was kidnapped alongside 16 others, have admitted that she lied.

On Monday, Amira took to social media to apologise to Nigerians for raising a false alarm.

In a tweet on June 14, Amira claimed that gunmen disguised as police officers abducted her alongside 16 other victims in different parts of Abuja.


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She wrote on her Twitter handle, @ameerah_sufyan, “Please whoever has my WhatsApp number I sent a broadcast message of my location. We were abducted at gunpoint by people with police uniforms and a van from our houses from different parts of Abuja.We’re 17 including three pregnant women and two little kids. They didn’t see my phone.”

On June 17, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command debunked her claim while announcing that she has been found.

A statement released by Oduniyi Omotayo, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, said Amira’s claim was false.

“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, June 14, 2022, at about 1:00 p.m. 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,” the statement said.

Amira apologised for faking the kidnap story on Monday.

“Good day all, I would like to formally apologise 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.

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“I would also like to thank the IG and the CP Babaji Sunday for helping me through this; may God reward them abundantly.

“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 apologise and please pray for me; I need it,” she wrote on her Twitter handle.

Amira’s kidnap claim went viral on Twitter after her initial tweet, with Nigerians demanding her immediate rescue.

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