The Boko Haram sect has denied being responsible for the killing of Major Gen. Mamman Shuwa, who was gunned down on Friday and other politicians and elders in Borno state. The sect’s spokesman, Abu Mohammed Abdulaziz who spoke to journalists on Sunday in Maiduguri said, Boko Haram had no hand in the killing of Gen. Mamman Shuwa and his guest.
He said “people are saying that we have hands in the killing of Major General Shuwa. We don’t have any problem with this elder statesman. He is a responsible person and he has not said anything wrong against Boko Haram sect. This is why I am stating clearly that we have no hands in the killing of this man. The same also applies to the killings of Mustapha Flawama, an associate of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff; and other politicians and elders recently in the state.”
He also spoke on the people chosen by the Boko Haram sect to serve as mediators in their proposed dialogue with the Federal Government. Abdulaziz said “these are the elder statesmen and personalities that we trust and will become witnesses, in case of any betrayals on the part of government at the state and federal levels.”