Maiduguri - Ali Modu Sheriff, the former governor of Borno on Wednesday denied involvement in Tuesday’s suicide attack at the post office area of Maiduguri.
Sheriff made the denial in a statement issued by Bako Bunu, the Chairman of his campaign organisation in Maiduguri.
Bunu alleged that the bomb was actually targeted at Sheriff, who was at the state capital on a condolence visit.
"The bomb blast that rocked Maiduguri, the Borno state capital yesterday, was not from the dreaded Boko Haram sect but an act of arson targeted at former governor, Ali Modu Sheriff.
"The fact that Sheriff’s property at the old UTC was also targeted was a clear indication that the former governor was the prime target," he said.
Bunu said that there had been no bomb incident in Maiduguri for the past 11 months, until the former governor visited, which gave the impression that the attack was a calculated move to stop him.
"It is sad that vehicles bearing Ali Sheriff’s posters were either vandalised or burnt which further points to the fact that Sheriff was the actual target," Bunu said.