Former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff has alleged that the governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima is behind the Boko Haram terrorists that have been unleashing mayhem on the people of the North East zone of the country describing him as “the Boko Haram boss and the keeper of Chibok Girls.”
Sheriff made the allegations on Wednesday in a statement made available to The Daily Times and signed by his Special Assistant on Media Kolo Adams.
The statement was in reaction to a purported video on the social media titled “SAS lynched in Maiduguri” allegedly aimed at discrediting the former governor.
He further alleged that; “in Maiduguri, Governor Shettima cannot walk free on the streets, while Sheriff walks freely every day, in Maiduguri, the citizens know that Governor Shettima is the Boko Haram boss and the keeper of Chibok Girls.
“In Maiduguri, the citizens know that Sheriff left N58 billion in the treasury when he left office, but Shettima converted it all into personal use.
The good people of Maiduguri and Nigeria in general are hereby advised to discountenance the fake video.
“About 18 months ago, senator Ali Modu Sheriff, the former Governor of Borno State and the immediate past National Chairman of PDP paid a condolence visit to Alhaji Waziri, Chairman APC Maiduguri metropolitan.
As soon as news filtered that the most respected and distinguished Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff was in town, a mammoth crowd gathered as usual to have a glimpse of their respected leader.
“The interest of the crowd draws from the fact that the current state governor has been abysmal in performance to say the least.
When you listen to the video you will hear clearly the chanting of Sai SAS, Sai SAS, Sheriff, Sheriff, Sai SAS. This is a mark of love.
“The aggression of the crowd was not toward Sheriff, but the security personnel who were preventing them from interacting with their respected leader.
The Government of Borno State has been playing pranks and employing mischief to dampen the image of Ali Modu Sheriff for six years now. Tact and tactics of different types continue unabated but they always fail.
“Event after event in Maiduguri have proven Sheriff as the indefatigable leader of his people, a good example was during the wedding of his daughter earlier this year, Maiduguri was closed for two days as people of all works of life came to celebrate the man, Sheriff.
Alas, 2019 is at hand and Governor Shetima will have cause to produce a report card, off course there will be no surprises”, the statement added.