The former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff has dismissed the allegation that he is the sponsor of Boko Haram terrorist organisation as “rubbish” saying that he is one of the biggest victims of the organization.
Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Borno state, Hon Kaka Shehu Lawan accused Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff of being responsible for the growth of the dreaded Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, saying he should be arrested and prosecuted.
He spoke on Tuesday at one of the sessions at the ongoing annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, in Port Harcourt, adding that Sheriff’s over his alleged role in the emergence of Boko Haram will assuage the feelings of millions that have been dislocated by the terrorist actions of the dreaded Islamic group in one way or the other.
But in an exclusive interview, Spokesman of Sheriff, Inuwa Bwala said rather than being the sponsor of the group, Senator Sheriff is a victim of the sect having list three of his brothers to the terrorist group. According to Bwala, Senator Sheriff has instructed his lawyers to take appropriate measures against the Attorney General for the unfounded allegations.
He said officials of the present Borno state government are “more likely people to be suspected given the fact that at the time he left government, no public official has been accused of being linked to the sect”
“We need to state without any fear of contradiction that the the Attorney General is both mischievous and being economical with the truth. He is trying to cover up the fact that the agents of Borno Government are more likely to be sponsors of the Boko Haram Sect. Sheriff is more vulnerable to Boko haram because he has his three brothers killed by the sect.”
Inuwa Bwala said it is illogical for somebody who had lost three of his brothers to the sect to be their sponsor.