Boko Haram ex-Governor Sheriff Plans to Set Maiduguri into Flames Again

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  • As Sheriff’s thugs attack Gov. Shettima’s Convoy this evening, say Borno APC chairman

Governor Shettima restrains supporters from reprisal Some political thugs associated with former Governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff on Sunday attacked the convoy of Governor Kashim Shettima smashing about ten vehicles, chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ali Bukar Dalori has told KSM News.

In a statement emailed to KSM News this evening, Dalori said the attack which seemed carefully planned with the apparent endorsement of Sheriff, took place at about 4:30pm today (Sunday) in Maiduguri, while Governor Shettima in convoy with some aides, was driving pass Sir Kashim Ibrahim way after the Governor, working for about six hours, went round different hospitals in the State capital, offering support to patients before his convoy was attacked while returning to the Government House located at the G.R.A.

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Dalori said the thugs came out from a campaign office belonging to Sheriff called UTC and soon after the Governor’s official vehicle had passed, the thugs went after vehicles in the convoy, smashing wheel screens. Soon after he was informed while the attack was happening, Shettima was said to have ordered his security details to restrain their men from using fire arms or any form of assault in order not to heighten tension in the State and compromise ongoing counter insurgency operations.

“From all indication, these youths were sent by SAS, we know some of them, they are his boys. He created thuggery in Borno State when he was a Governor, this administration is creating jobs and building human capacity to discourage thuggery but SAS wants to take us to the era of thuggery.

“At about 4:30pm today, the about ten vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were smashed by PDP thugs loyal to Sheriff. Governor Kashim Shettima quickly stopped his security details from any assault defense and also stopped APC youths from reprisal because he has always worked for peace.

“We live in Maiduguri, we are the people that stand to loose if peace is truncated, SAS lives in Abuja with houses all over the world, so he will not care if Maiduguri goes on flames. All the violence he is orchestrating is aimed at stopping elections in Borno State but God will never allow evil succeed over Good.

“We are calling him to immediately call his thugs to order because the Government of Borno under the APC will not allow anyone to perpetuate violence in Borno State after all collective our efforts to fight Boko Haram and bring about peace in Maiduguri.

“We won’t allow him succeed, we will take every lawful step available to us. Whether he likes it or not, his era has passed in Borno State, nothing can change that history insha Allah.

“We call on the Federal Government to call SAS to order. If he is above the law, the FG should tell us but we will not be lawless and we will not allow him have his way,” Dalori said in a statement.