We Won’t Forgive Jonathan Over Shuwa’s Assassination – Borno Elders

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borno-eldersA group of eminent Nigerians from Borno State under the aegis of Borno Elders Forum, BEF, yesterday, said they were still nursing the assassination of Gen. Mohammed Shuwa (retd) and will not forgive those under whose watch, the incident happened.
The Forum was reacting to the arrest of the alleged killers of the late veteran civil war general.
The 3 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Kano, yesterday paraded two suspects – Ali Mohammed a.k.a Amir (25) and Mohammed Sani Nafiu a.k.a Malam Yaro (35) – for alleged involvement in the killing of Shuwa in front of his house in Gwange, Maiduguri on November 12, 2012.
Speaking on yesterday’s arrest, spokesman of the Forum, Dr Bulama Mali Gubio, said: “It’s better to let the sleeping dog lie”.
According to Gubio, “When general Shuwa was killed, the then federal government, under [Goodluck] Jonathan, did not show any concern. The National Assembly was indifferent and worst of all, the Nigerian Army was not perturbed, no condolence letter, nothing, not even a last respect in honour of one of their own.
“Remember, General Shuwa fought for the survival of this country during the civil war. But, when he died, he was neglected. It was much later they arrested some young boys and said they were the killers…We’re not concerned.
“However, if the present administration and the military high command are now trying to make up, we welcome the development and we’re in full support. We hope they caught the real killers and we hope they would be tried so that more revelations would come out”, he said.

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