Abuja - Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko
Al-Makura, has called for the interrogation of former Minister of Information
Labaran Maku, for possible involvement in the arms deal and other incidents
that occurred during his tenure.
Al- Makura said Maku, who played a dual role as
Supervising Minister of Defence, had to explain the alleged role he played in
the ‘failed deal that cost the country hundreds of millions.’
“The ongoing probe by the federal government into the
$2,1 billion arms deal will not be complete if investigation into how Maku, as
Supervising Minister of Defence, deceived Nigerians that the release of the
abducted Chibok girls was possible and he allegedly collected millions of Naira
to initiate the plans is not look into it,” Al-Makura said.
Members of the Boko Haram terror group abducted the more
than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State in April 2014.
Also Read: Jonathan breaks silence on $2.1 billion arms deal
Efforts to rescue them have been futile.
It was reported a deal had been reached with the
terrorists to release the girls but nothing came of such.
“The public is
interested in knowing those behind the purported deal and how they came in
contact with those who allegedly knew the whereabouts of the school girls,”
The former minister has been quoted as saying he would
soon speak over the issues.
However, Al-Makura said the “outburst” by Maku was an
attempt to draw public sympathy as the probe on the arms deal was gradually
coming close to him.
He also challenged Maku, who hails from the
state, to also explain his role in the Ombatse and Baba Alakyo saga and the
killings of over 76 security operatives in his state while he was Supervising
Minister of Defence.
- CAJ News