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Sheriff created Boko Haram, Borno AG insists

25 August 2016, 07:31

Abuja - The Attorney General for Borno State, Kaka Lawan, has insisted that Islamist sect Boko Haram was created by factional Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff.

According to a Punch report, Lawan explained that insecurity created by Sheriff several years back had morphed into what is known today as Boko Haram, while calling for Sheriff's arrest due to alleged impunity that reigned during the PDP Chair's governorship tenure in Borno State between 2003 and 2011.

In addition, Lawan stated that the introduction of the Ministry of Religious Affairs by the Sheriff administration worsened the level of insecurity across the Borno area.

Also read: WATCH: More Boko Haram commanders killed as Air Force intensifies air strikes

"The issue that happened in Borno, the insecurity that brought us to this situation we are in, was as a result of bad governance, illiteracy, lack of respect for the rule of law, impunity in the administration of Ali Modu Sheriff and the Federal Government then did not checkmate his excesses and it escalated to this level," Lawan insisted.

Sheriff has since dismissed the allegations, claiming that Lawan was not sincere in his utterances and instead stating that the AG's words were scriped on behalf of Governor Kashim Shettima.

"The commissioner is talking rubbish. He’s acting the script of his governor. Sheriff made the governor what he is today," a statement released by Mallam Inuwa Bwala, Sheriff's Special Adviser on Media, read.

Read more at Punch

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