- Stephen Davis has been on engagement in Nigeria, employed by President Goodluck Jonathan to negotiate the freedom of the Chibok girls. (Photo Credit: ABC)
Australian hostage and crisis negotiator Stephen Davis, employed by Nigerian government on many occasions to negotiate with Boko Haram, alleged the above duo were key elements of the insurgency on Arise News. Davis claims the information was disclosed by Boko Haram commanders, who claim the pair has targeted individuals for assassination and execution.
- See NewsRescue Exclusive of May 13, 2013: How General ihejirika Undermined Nigeria, Aided Boko Haram
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Below is the full statement, taken from El-Rufai’s Facebook page.
BREAKING NEWS: SHERIFF AND IHEJIRIKA JUST NAMED AS BOKO HARAM KINGPINS – AriseTV – August 28, 2014
Australian hostage negotiator Stephen Davis has just named Former Borno Governor Ali Modu Sheriff and immediate chief of army staff Lt-Gen Ihejirika (removed in January 2014) as the Boko Haram brains on ARISE NEWS.
Davis said Boko Haram commanders that he has been negotiating with as the source of this information. The kingpins not only finance BH operations but select targets for assassination and execution.
Finally, the truth about BH is coming out. Hopefully, the murderers of General Muhammadu Shuwa, the abductors of the Chibok girls, those truly responsible for the Nyanya bombings, and attempted assassination of General Buhari and Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi will be known.
We hope the authorities will take the steps necessary to act on this revelation, and thereby discharge their duty to protect us, the citizens of Nigeria. That is just what it is, a hope!
– Nasir El-Rufai