Politics Former Borno Governor 'Modu Sheriff' Tells His Boko Haram Story



Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, former Governor of Borno state has denied having any link with the boko haram terrorist group. He made the denial during an interview session with NEW TELEGRAPH.

Former Borno State Governor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has dispelled insinuations that he has a hand in the insurgency unleashed on the North-East and other parts of Nigeria by Boko Haram.

Sheriff, in an exclusive interview with New Telegraph, said he was neither a sponsor nor did he have any affiliation to the terrorist group that has killed about 3,500 people this year alone.

Sheriff, who has been a member of opposition parties since he began his political career, also spoke on why he left the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He described the APC, of which he was a founding member after the fusion of opposition parties, including the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP), of which he was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT), as a personal estate of former Lagos State Governor, Senator Bola Tinubu.

The former Borno State governor also asked Nigerians not to blame President Goodluck Jonathan for the insurgency in the country, saying the incident predated his administration. Reacting to the allegation that he has a link with the terrorist group, Sheriff said if that were true, Boko Haram could not have killed his brother and cousin. He added that he became a target for Boko Haram because he sponsored a law that specified a 25-year jail term for anybody involved in terrorist activities. He said: “I was the former governor of Borno State for eight years. The Boko Haram war as we know it today started in 2002 in Yobe.

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