Group Alleges Smear Campaign Plot Against Shettima

Kashim-ShettimaA group known as the Borno Integrity Group, yesterday alleged that there are fresh attempts by mischief-makers fronting for a powerful politician to aggressively re-launch a plot to smear the reputation of Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima.

The group, through its secretary, Shettima Bukar Gomboru, alleged that in the latest attempt, the mischief makers have employed the services of the publisher of a Kaduna-based magazine.

According to the group, the magazine has come up with a fictitious edition in its desperation to mislead the people of Borno State by fabricating and re-inventing the circumstances that led to the unfortunate murder of the then ANPP governorship candidate, Fannami Gubio, prior to the 2011 elections.

“But the magazine failed to take into account the fact that Gubio was killed while Ali Modu Sheriff was governor and chief security officer of Borno State. Under his tenure, serial killings went on freely in the city of Maiduguri, where Gubio and many others were conveniently killed at various times”, he said.

“The plot against Shettima is an exercise in futility which was designed for by a drowning group to have innocent people join them as they match towards the dustbin”, Gomboru said.