Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa, Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, has dismissed rumours of his death
There have been reports that the lawmaker, who represents Bauchi North in the Senate, is dead.
In a telephone interview with Daily Trust on Wednesday, Senator Bulkachuwa said he was “alive, hale and hearty.”
According to Dailytrust, lawmaker has come under heavy criticism over his recent comment on the activities of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
“Those insurgency in the Southeast, they’re all claiming that they want their own country called Biafra right? If that is the case, is it by killing people that they’ll get their country?
“They’ve tried it before, do they want us to go back to the same route? I don’t think so. But if they do, if that’s what they choose, has Nigeria got any choice?
“Will we just allow them, bow and say, ‘we’ll grant you your own wish?’ No. Nigerian government has to stand out, fight them and give them what they want,” he had said on Channels Television.
According to Senator Bulkachuwa, since he granted the interview, some people had been expressing unpleasant comments about him.
He said, “Since that interview, some people have been saying all sorts of rubbish things. Some wish I’m dead. But they are entitled to their own opinion. I’m alive, hale and hearty.
“The people saying those things did not watch the interview. If they did, they would not be saying those things.”