The Africa Independent Television (AIT) has denied the news report credited to it on the release of the notorious criminal, Kabiru Sokoto, said to be responsible for the 2011 Christmas day bomb blast in Niger State.
Daar Communications, owners of AIT spoke in a statement on Wednesday after a social media post claimed the station reported that the federal government has released Dikko, better known as Kabiru Sokoto.
The station labelled the report as fake and urged members of the public to disregard it.
“Our attention has been drawn to the above story on ‘the release of the mastermind of the 2011 bomb blast that occurred in Madalla, Niger state’ purportedly credited to our station AIT,” the management said.
“We hereby emphatically dissociate our organization from the report. It is indeed fake news. Our station never reported such a news item.”
Naija News recalls Sokoto was sent to life imprisonment by the Abuja federal high court in 2013 after he was convicted of masterminding the 2011 Christmas day car bomb attack on St. Theresa Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger which resulted in the death of 40 people as well as the destruction of properties.