Aug 18, 2022

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Shehu Sani: What I know about Shettima and Boko Haram insurgents – Legit.ng

Former senator representing the central Kaduna Senatorial District, Shehu Sani has responded to what appears to be a coordinated series of propaganda linking former Borno state governor Kashim Shettima to the emergence of Boko Haram in

< p class="align-left">The misinformation began to spread shortly after Shettima was announced as the running mate of All Progressive Congress, APC presidential nominee Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Shetima served two terms as governor of Borno state, the epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency.

But the emergence of the terrorist group in 2009 and her fall into terrorism preceded his tenure, which began in 2011.

Despite this fact, some social stooges, mostly in liaison with opposition parties, had begun to disseminate information in which beh The main point was that the two-time Borno state governor was behind the emergence of Boko Haram and the kidnapping of schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno state in 2014.

But Sani, who since 2009, who has been involved at various times in efforts to counter the Boko Haram insurgency, both as a lawmaker and a rights activist, described the allegations as malicious.

He said the allegation was surfaced because the APC presidential candidate and running mate are Muslims.

In fact, the former lawmaker said in a statement Monday that since Nigeria’s key challenge is security, Shettima’s experience in the Fighting Boko Haram “can be useful and is urgently needed.”

The senator said in the statement: “Those saddened by the ruling party’s Muslim-Muslim card the constitution vested right to voice their objections.

“The remarks that followed the map, including insinuations and claims, linking Shettima to the formation , growth and fatal destruction by the Boko Haram group is reprehensible and vicious.

Sani , who was a contender for governor on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform in Kaduna state, said he was While not a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), he witnessed Shettima’s counterinsurgency efforts in the governed state of Borno.

“Shettima invested as governor of the state Borno Borno State’s time, energy and resources into countering, containing and containing the terrorist group’s activities.

“Shettima is not involved in the kidnapping of the Chibok girls. He has contributed more than anyone else and supported the operations of the army and other security agencies to protect the people of Borno State and by extension Nigeria.

“As a lobbyist and former Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Northeast Humanitarian Crisis, I am privy to the fact that Shetima has attracted a massive presence and intervention from international NGOs and donor countries to the humanitarian situation in Borno.

“I’m not a member of the ruling party, but the truth is that apart from religious issues, he is technically better qualified than many who have been brought up.

“Religion is a delicate matter in Nigeria; Having said that, Nigeria’s main challenge is security, Shettima’s experience can be useful and is much needed.”

Source: Legit.ng