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Sheriff investigated over Boko Haram sponsorship

12 September 2014, 11:12

Abuja - Former Borno State Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff accused of being one of the major sponsors of the Boko Haram sect is being investigated, Premium Times reports.

Sheriff alongside the former Chief of Army Staff, Azubuike Ihejirika, were accused by an Australian negotiator, Stephen Davis who has worked to help release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram since April 14.

The presidency has promised that President Goodluck Jonathan will not interfere with the investigation nor influence the outcome of the ongoing inquiry. It also denied media reports that the former governor travelled with the president to Chad.

Also read: Ali Modu Sheriff denies link with Boko Haram

Sheriff while denying links with the sect pointed out that the group had targeted and killed his family members just because he made a law prohibiting Boko Haram in Borno State.

Read more at Premium Times


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