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DSS Absolves Ihejerika Over Link To Boko Haram; To Invite Sheriff For Questioning

Oyewale Oyelola

The Department of States Security (DSS) has absolved the Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, of link to the dreaded Boko Haram group.

DSS spokesperson, Marylin Ogar stated this while briefing Journalists in Abuja  Friday.

Azubuike-Ihejirika1She however confirmed the DSS would soon invite the former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff for questioning over the allegation of funding the militants’ activities, by the Australian Federal Government negotiator,  Dr. Steve Davis

“On August 27, 2014,  one Australian, the self acclaimed negotiator for Federal government, Steve Davis in an interview alleged former chief of Army Staff,  Lt General Ihejerika and Ex-governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff of funding Boko Haram terrorist group”, Ogar recounted.

It’s sadden that somebody would allege Lt General Ihejerika who fought as Chief of Army Staff in Kano,  Borno and in the entire North East with all his passion of funding the terrorists.

She added Ihejerika successfully pushed the Boko Haram Insurgency group to Sambisa forest, wondering how the same person would be accused of funding the group.

Orgar urged Nigerians to exercise caution, and refused to allow rumour change their mindset, noting this was not the way to reward selfless to Nigerian. She insisted DSS has no evidence to link Lt General Ihejerika with Boko Haram.

“On former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, we have invited him twice and we will invite him for questioning again over latest allegations. ”

Ogar debunked the allegation that the insurgents’ group assess fund from a relative and top official of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), indicating Boko Haram suspects arrested did not have link to Dr. Davis’s claims.

The Australian negotiator had also alleged three Boko Haram members who are cousins, have been accessing funds through their uncle, who is a top management staff of CBN.


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