A non-governmental organization known as the League of Borno Professionals, has described the cash donation of N150 million by the former Governor of Borno State and alleged Boko Haram sponsor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the state as diversionary.
The group made its position known in a statement signed by its President, Pindar Bitrus and Vice President, Aisami Habib, in Maiduguri.
During a visit to the state last week Monday, the ex-governor had donated N30 million to each of the five IDPs camps within Maiduguri to be shared among victims of the insurgency attacks in various parts of the state
But the group in reaction to the gesture said: “We see the purported donation by Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff to IDPs in Borno as diversionary and playing to the gallery.
“His action is a deliberate attempt to win social and political capital which he squandered in his eight years as governor.
“Sheriff never commiserated with our people over the Boko Haram crises in the last three years nor condemned the sect. His latest propaganda cannot dissuade our people from the call on the International Criminal Court to investigate him for his alleged role in funding the Boko Haram”.