Boko Haram Link: Modu Sheriff to sue Borno State for N10 billion

Posted by News Express | 26 August 2016 | 2,938 times

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Factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu-Sheriff on Thursday said he would sue the Attorney General of Borno State and the State Government for 10 billion Naira.

This comes less than 24 hours after the Attorney General accused Sheriff of being the mastermind of the deadly Boko Haram terrorist group.

Allegations of sponsoring or founding Boko Haram is nothing new to Modu-Sheriff, who was a former governor of Borno State.

Speaking through his spokesman, Iuwa Bwalla in Abuja, Thursday, he noted that the statement by the Attorney General is reflective of the official position of the state government.

“Ali Modu-Sheriff is one of the greatest victims of Boko Haram with four of his siblings killed by the terror group and a death sentence hanging on his head from the group.”

He also challenged security agencies to investigate the history of the group wondering how someone who worked day and night to ensure that the group does not thrive during his time will be the founder of the dreaded sect.

The PDP Chairman has in the past denied being the founder and sponsor of Islamist sect, Boko Haram saying he would take legal actions on those who have levelled such accusations against him without any evidence.

Boko Haram is thought to have killed as many as 15,000 people since the launch of its insurgency in 2009. (

•Photo shows Modu Sheriff.

Source: News Express

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