Wife of the late Ibrahim Sakaba has denied claims by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar that he spoke with her on the phone.
Late Sakaba was one of the 44 soldiers killed by Boko Haram insurgents during an attack on 157 Task Force Battalion in Metele, Borno State last month.
Mr Atiku had written on Twitter on Sunday “This Christmas I urge all Nigerians to spare a thought for our military on the frontlines of the war on terror.
“I had cause to telephone Lt. Col. Ibrahim Sakaba’s widow this Yuletide. I am touched by her devotion and love for her husband who paid the supreme sacrifice for Nigeria.”
However, Sakaba’s widow Seun told The Punch on Monday that she never received any call from the former vice president.
She wondered why Atiku would tell lies.
“Why the lies? I have not received any call from Atiku please,” she said.