All through yesterday, the rumour of IBB’s death filtered everywhere. Many people believed that the one time general had died.
However, IBB broke the silence on live programme on Television Continental, TVC, yesterday evening saying “I am alive.”
Speaking with the anchor person on the programme, ‘Journalist Hangout,’ IBB said he is hail and hearty and not dead as being speculated.
The former military president told Babajide Otitoju of the TVC that he would soon return to the country and that he enjoyed viewing the station and commended them for a job well done.
In a related development the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was reliably informed that Babangida was actually Ill and was receiving treatment abroad.
“Yes, Babangida is sick and has gone to Germany for treatment. Everybody knows this tradition of his going for medication in Germany.
“As we talk now, he is already on his way from Germany. He had a stopover somewhere in a European country. But, by Friday he will be back in time for the Friday prayers,’’ the source said.