It was drama as the military paraded one Mohammed Sani Nafiu, the 35 years old man, accused of masterminding the killing of General Mamam Shuwa in 2012.
When he was questioned, Nafiu declared that he knows nothing about the killing of Shuwa and that he was framed by the military.
The alleged killer of Gen Shuwa, who was paraded by military in Kano Tuesday told journsalsts that he knows nothing about the planning and assassination of the civil war hero.
The suspect who spoke in Hausa said “I don’t know anything about General Shuwa’s death.
“I was arrested from my home to the detention centre, and they are trying to frame me. I must make myself clear, I have no hand in General Shuwa’s death”.
The Boko Haram kingpin was arrested by the military at Hotoro General area of Kano municipal and a GSM and a total sum of three hundred naira was recovered from him.
Meanwhile, the Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order in Borno State had on May 6, 2013 claimed it arrested the suspected killers of the General in Maiduguri.
The spokesman for the JTF at the time, Sagir Musa, said in a statement that the arrest followed series of investigations by the task force.
“It will be recalled that an elder statesman, retired Maj.-Gen. Mohammadu Shuwa, was shot dead by gunmen in front of his house in Gwange, Maiduguri on November 12, 2012.
“Preliminary investigation by the JTF has identified two key suspected Boko Haram terrorists: Mohammed Ibn Saleh and Abdulkareem Ibrahim, as the masterminds of the killing,” Musa had said
He added that a special operation was carried out by the JTF to get the suspected killers.
“Consequently, a special operation was conducted on November 15, 2012 by the task force with a view to arresting the culprits, which led to the death of Ibn Saleh during a shootout in a house at Bulabulin Ngarnam.
“Similarly, on December 2, 2012, Abdulkareem was arrested with a fatal injury that resulted in his death on December 6, 2012. A member of the syndicate, one Bulama Bur died on December 2, 2012 in an encounter with JTF troops,” Mr. Sagir said at the time.
He said the JTF also arrested four other members of the gang.
He said one of those arrested was “actively involved in the planning and execution of the plan that led to the killing of Shuwa, while the two others played various indirect roles”.
Shuwa was murdered on November 2, 2012 in his residence in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, by gunmen thought to be members of the terrorist Boko Haram sect.
The sect later denied responsibility for the killing.