Claims by the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiki Abubakar that he called widow of ate Lt. Col Ibrahim Sakaba, one of the 44 soldiers killed by Boko Haram insurgents during an attack on 157 Task Force Battalion in Metele, Borno State last month has been denied.

Atiku had said 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, the widow, Seun, has denied ever receiving 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.

Many accolades had come the way of the slain Ibrahim Sakaba, who any described as a gallant and dedicated officer.

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