The embattled factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has accused the government of Governor Kashim Shettima of creating and funding Boko Haram.
Sheriff made the allegation while reacting to a call for his arrest and prosecution for creating the violent Islamist insurgent group by the Borno State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Kaka Lawal.
Lawal, had on Tuesday, in Port Harcourt at the ongoing 56th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, said the insecurity created by Sheriff during his years as governor of the state metamorphosed into Boko Haram
However, Sheriff, in his reaction through his Special Adviser on Media, Inuwa Bwala, said Lawal was not being sincere and only acting a script written by Governor Shettima.
While advising the Attorney General of the state to look inwards so he could know those behind the Boko Haram menace in the state, Sheriff said: “The commissioner is talking rubbish. He’s acting the script of his governor. Sheriff made the governor what he is today.
“Those who are making the allegation should know that three of his (Sheriff) brothers were killed by Boko Haram, his family is being threatened by the Boko Haram.
“The AGF’s predecessor died in circumstances not clear. What killed him and who killed him? The people are suspecting who is behind the killing. I pity him, he doesn’t know what he is talking about. He is serving in a government that created and funded Boko Haram”, Sheriff alleged.