Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai on Thursday fired a salvo at the former Governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff who recently decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Quoting an Australian hostage negotiator, El-Rufai described the duo of Sheriff and Lt. Gen Azubuike Ihejirika, a former Chief of Army Staff as Boko Haram kingpins.
Below is the full text of the allegation as it appears on the former Minister’s wall on Facebook as well as his Twitter handle:
“BREAKING NEWS: SHERIFF AND IHEJIRIKA JUST NAMED AS BOKO HARAM KINGPINS – AriseTV – August 28, 2014
Australian hostage negotiator Stephen Davis has just named Former Borno Governor Ali Modu Sheriff and immediate chief of army staff Lt-Gen Ihejirika (removed in January 2014) as the Boko Haram brains on ARISE NEWS.
Davis said Boko Haram commanders that he has been negotiating with as the source of this information. The kingpins not only finance BH operations but select targets for assassination and execution.
Finally, the truth about BH is coming out. Hopefully, the murderers of General Muhammadu Shuwa, the abductors of the Chibok girls, those truly responsible for the Nyanya bombings, and attempted assassination of General Buhari and Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi will be known.
We hope the authorities will take the steps necessary to act on this revelation, and thereby discharge their duty to protect us, the citizens of Nigeria. That is just what it is, a hope!
– Nasir El-Rufai”
Meanwhile, former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode had described the APC as a party comprising of “Boko Haramites” in some of his writings.