Femi Adesina, the spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, has described as fake, reports that the plane in which his principal recently travelled to the US, developed fault mid-air and that the president escaped narrowly.

Adesina stated this in Abuja on Friday at the public presentation of a book, “101 fake news on EndSARS”.

He described the reports published on some online platforms as an example of fake news.

“It didn’t happen. I was on that flight. We took off from New York, went straight to Santa Maria in Portugal where we refuelled. We took off again and flew straight to Nigeria.

“Where is the mishap? It is a lie it never happened. Do you know the number of people that have been misled by this fake news?

“Fake news is a problem not only to Nigeria but to the whole world. The traditional media should be careful of fake news because we must first have a country before digital media can be useful to us.

“We must not allow digital media to be used to destroy our country. Digital media is good but there is evil embedded in it,” Adesina said.