Investigate anyone who has link with Boko Haram, Sheriff tells FG

Factional national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, on Thursday, urged the Federal Government to investigate anybody who may have links with the notorious Islamic sect, Boko Haram.

Sheriff, who was reacting to the statement credited with the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of Borno State, Mallam Kaka Shehu, during the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference in Port Harcourt, said he should be arrested for allegedly sponsoring the terrorist group, giving the state government seven days to withdraw the statement or face legal action.

Speaking through  his Special Adviser on  Media, Mallam Inuwa Bwala, in Abuja, on Thursday, Sheriff  stated that this was not the first time officials of Borno State government would be casting aspersions on him over the sect’s activities.

According to him, “this one coming from somebody who supposed to know the law. It is going to be one allegation too many, because Sheriff has already initiated processes of slaming N10 billion suit against the Attorney-General and Borno State government, unless he proves otherwise what he said is backed with evidences.

“That is to say, the Attorney-General may have to face us in court to explain why he got the fact of his statement from.

“We are going to join the state government in the suit if they do not apologise within the next seven days.

“Instead of admitting their failures, which is obvious in the face of diversion of relief materials in IDP camps in Borno, they decided to embark on this rascally mischievous adventure and campaign of calumny against the person of Sheriff.”

He pointed out that this was the opportunity he had been waiting for, adding that all those who made similar allegations against him in the past have links with Borno State government.