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Friday, 29 August 2014

President GeJ, Ihejirika, Ribadu, Sheriff Fingered As Boko Haram Sponsors

An Australian negotiator has said prominent Nigerian politicians are guilty of funding Boko Haram

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

Australian crisis negotiator, Stephen Davis has set the media ablaze with his recent allegations.

Davis alleged in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) that terrorist sect, Boko Haram was being funded by Nigerian politicians.

In a subsequent interview with Arise TV, he went further to name former Borno State Governor, Modu Sheriff and former chief of army staff, Lt. Gen Azubuike Ihejirika, as sponsors of the group.

Davis said:

 “First thing to do is to arrest the former Governor Sheriff. Former Governor Sheriff has been funding this for years. He is satisfied that he will be picked up and he has now switched to the ruling party, PDP, in the hope this will give him protection.

“That guy is really a bad guy and he is known to be corrupt and why the EFCC has not picked him up is anybody’s guess.

“There is a former Chief of Army Staff, who retired in January, rightly sacked by the president, who is another sponsor.

Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai supported Davis’ claims saying:

 “Many of us have made very open allegations that elements within the government and outside must have been financing and directing the affairs of Boko Haram.

“The revelations by Stephen Davis are only confirming the suspicion that some of us hold and have held since October 2010 when the first bomb exploded in Abuja and that was the beginning of a new trend in terrorism in our country.”

He said right from the onset, the Boko Haram phenomenon pointed to the fact that the ruling party and the government were somehow involved in terrorism.

“It began in October 2010 when the first bomb exploded in Abuja and President Goodluck Jonathan declared that it was not MEND that was responsible for the bombing.

Now, how would a president, without security briefing, from investigation, declare that a terrorist group which had claimed responsibility for bombing was not responsible unless he knew who was responsible,” he said.

However, both Sheriff and Ihejirika have denied the allegations with the latter calling El-Rufai a “Boko Haram commander”.

He said:

“The (commanders), including El-Rufai, know where the problem is” "He should stop deceiving Nigerians by trying to divert attention”.

“The likes of El-Rufai have been supporting Boko Haram. In fact, El-Rufai and his likes are the same group of people that ensured the army did not to get the requested equipment to deal with this menace once and for all, as they used their cohorts to tell the government that procuring modern equipment were not necessary."

Also a former member of the National Assembly, Farouk Adamu Aliyu has said that it is President Goodluck Jonathan who is funding the activities of Boko Haram.

Aliyu claimed, in an interview with Sahara TV, that he has documented evidence which proves Jonathan’s guilt.  He stated that he is seeking the help of America’s President, Barack Obama to arrest Jonathan.

Boko Haram has been responsible for the death of thousands of Nigerians and the displacement of many othe rs.