The dreaded Boko Haram sect has denied the killing of Maj-Gen. Mamman Shuwa and other politicians and elders in Borno state, stating that they have no hands in the alleged assassinations in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
This was reportedly made known by the sect’s spokesman, Abu Mohammed Abdulaziz, on Sunday, in a tele-conference with newsmen in Maiduguri. He said, Boko Haram had no hand in the killing of Gen. Shuwa and his guest.
His words: “people are saying that we have hands in the killing of Major General Shuwa. We don’t have any problem with this elder statesman. He is a responsible person and he has not said anything wrong against Boko Haram sect. This is why I am stating clearly that we have no hands in the killing of this man. The same also applies to the killings of Mustapha Flawama, an associate of Sen. Modu Ali Sheriff; and other politicians and elders recently in the state.”
The Boko Haram spokesperson however reiterated that the six personalities appointed by the Boko Haram to mediate with the Federal Government still stand, insisting that: “these are the elder statesmen and personalities that we trust and will become witnesses, in case of any betrayals on the part of government at the state and federal levels.”