Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General of Borno State, Barrister Kaka Shehu Lawan, has deposed 40 reasons to support his claim that the erstwhile governor of the state, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff precipitated the Boko Haram insurgency that has led to more than 20,000 deaths and displacement of more than two million persons in the Northeast.
Reacting to Sheriff’s demand for apology and facts on his claim first made at the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA conference in Port-Harcourt, Lawan articulated 40 reasons he said showed that Sheriff’s arrogance and desperation for power may have nurtured the insurgency through his actions while in office.
Challenging Sheriff’s uprightness in the killing of Mohammed Yusuf, the leader of the group in 2009, he said: “Ali Modu Sheriff said about two weeks ago, that he had seen Mohammed Yusuf at the Giwa military Barracks in Maiduguri after he was arrested during 2009 crisis.  The important question is why was Yusuf moved from the military custody to the police headquarters if not for him to be killed, especially given the fact that Buji Foi was taken to the same police headquarters and killed.”
What did Sheriff as Chief security officer do to secure Muhammad Yusuf. Why was Muhammad Yusuf not allowed to make open confessions which could have included his claim of being betrayed.
“On July 5, 2011, former Governor Ali Modu Sheriff tendered an apology to the Boko Haram sect.Screenshot_20160829-145925~2

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