An aide to former Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Ibrahim Bamali, has dismissed reports that the former President is dead.
Recently there have been unconfirmed reports in some quarters that the former military Head of State was dead.
But speaking with journalists on Wednesday, Bamali denied the reports, saying the former Head of State is alive and not dead.
Babangida is said to be in Germany and not dead as rumoured by some sections of the media.
Another source close to the family, who pleaded anonymity, condemned the rumour.
He described it as false and inhuman.
The source, who is always at the Hill Top Mansion of the General in Minna, the Niger State capital, said the former Military President is expected in Nigeria any moment from now from Germany where he went for treatment.
He said: “I do not know where these rumours are coming from.
“We should pray for him, wish him well and not dead.
“We are expecting him in Nigeria any moment from today because he has been in Germany for treatment.”
However, everything seemed normal in Minna despite the fact that the rumour had gone viral.
Babangida’s son, Mohammed, was spotted at the EL-AMIN International School where he picked up his children from school around 1pm on Monday.
Mohammed however did not speak to the press as he seemed not to be aware of the rumour.
According to Bamali, “Babangida is not dead, he is alive and well, please disregard the rumour going on in town. .
Responding to the question on the whereabouts of the former President, he said, “Though he has gone to Germany for a routine medical check-up, he is expected back in the country soon,” Bamali added.