- Ali Modu-Sheriff accused Governor Shettima of supporting insurgency
- He said the Borno state governor cannot walk freely in Maiduguri
- The governor had accused the Jonathan administration of not taking the insurgency serious
Former governor of Borno state, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, has raised serious allegation against Governor Kashim Shettima accusing him of being the boss of Boko Haram.
The governor had condemned the Goodluck Jonathan administration for how it managed the insurgency in the region especially the abduction of Chibok girls.
Vanguard reports that Sheriff who was a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a statement on Wednesday, December 13, accused the governor of being in support of insurgency.
He called on the governor to focus on governance and not attempt to pull him down.
He said: “In Maiduguri, Governor Shettima cannot walk free on the streets, while Sheriff walks freely every day.
"In Maiduguri, the citizens know that Shettima is the Boko Haram boss and the keeper of Chibok girls.’’
The Borno governor had accused the former president of surrounding himself with bigots who made him believe the abduction of the girls was a hoax.
He had said: “When the Chibok girls saga started, they made the President to believe that there was no abduction; that the Chibok girls were kidnapped by the governor of Borno State, ostensibly to embarrass the Jonathan administration and he believed that line of story.
“I was in Chibok, my wife was in Chibok and there was a global outcry on the issue but Jonathan was in a world of his own, created by the clowns and also the misfits around him. I wasn’t invited to Abuja until nearly three weeks later and even when I was invited to Abuja, I was quiet thrilled that at last I was getting the attention of my leader.
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“I was asked to come along with Commissioner of Police, the Divisional Police Officer in Chibok, the Commissioner of Education, the Military Commander in Chibok and the Director of DSS in Borno.”
Meanwhile, the Northern Emancipation Network (NEW) warned Reno Omokri, former aide to Jonathan against making further uncomplimentary remarks on Borno state governor.
A statement signed by the group’s president, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, and made available to Legit.ng warned Omokri to note that the north has great respect for Shettima’s position as chairman of the Northern Governors Forum.
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