The Presidency has said the multiple explosion in Maiduguri last week when President Muhammadu Buhari visited the Borno State was scaremongering.
Terrorists had caused the explosions which were near the airport on the day Buhari visited the state to commission some projects.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who appeared on Channels Television, said the explosions were to force the President to cancel the visit to Borno.
Adesina said: “It was some sort of scaremongering. They wanted to frighten the president away but they had forgotten that this President is a retired general, they had forgotten he is a man who can stand his own. They thought they will succeed in getting the president to cancel that visit, that was why they, possibly did what they did.
“But we see that the President still went ahead with the visit and from all indications, it was very successful visit. It is sad that some people lost their lives in that attack but it shows you the cowardly nature of those behind these attacks.”