Billionaire denies being taken hostage in Mali terrorist attack

Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote has denied reports that he was taken hostage by terrorists in Mali.

Dangote made the swift denial via his Twitter handle today, November 20, 2015.

“Rumour about me being held hostage is false. I was in Mali yesterday. Thank you for your concern. My prayers with those involved,” the African billionaire tweeted.

 An earlier denial had also been reportedly made by Dangote’s aide, Anthony Chiejina who said that the billionaire was not lodged at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, where the attacks are ongoing.

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