Outrage over Sheriff’s N150m gift to Boko Haram ‘s victims

Ali Modu Sheriff

The League of Borno Professionals, a Non Governmental Organisation, NGO, has described the cash donation of N150 million by the former Governor, 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.

An Australian negotiator, Stephen Davis had recently alleged that Mr. Sheriff and a former Chief of Army Staff, Azubike Ihejirika were sponsors of the Boko Haram sect, which has ravaged the North Eastern Nigeria with it insurgent activities leading to loss of thousands of lives and destruction of property.

Both have denied the claim.

Mr. Sheriff, who ruled Borno State between 2003 and 2011, however, stirred up fresh controversy when he reportedly accompanied President Goodluck Jonathan on official trip to Chad.

“We see the purported donation by Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff to IDPs in Borno as diversionary and playing to the gallery,” the League said.

“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.’’


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  • redeem

    APC have started again oooooooooh——-if siomme can collect money from thieves like tinubu—–ati atiku why not him————–he is from Borno state and has all the rights in the world to give them who he sweated for in life————-he was already a very wealthy man before he became governor—————————————————–installed the firts govedrnor of the state in 99 without boko haram—————————-aware boko haram was created in 2002—————————-

    • endingNaija

      Medicine after death abi? Redeem the question is: why did he birth Boko Haram in the first place? Sheriff’s money is BLOOD MONEY-period! The blood of dead Nigerians is on his -Sheriff’s- head!

    • Ide4u

      GEJ gave him that money and 200 soldiers to help disburse it. $20Bn has still not been accounted for by the frog eye thief in the petroleum ministry

    • Neutral Nigerian

      Abeg this Redeem is dump…

    • checkmate

      You are nothing but a Big Liar and a Hypocrite.

    • Dr. Kay

      You are still fixated voyeuristically with anything Tinubu abi? Ask yourself , $20 billion goes missing , $9.3 million is laundered for dirty arms dealing in SouthAfrica and sheriff is generous enough to be dishing out this large sum of money ,can any sane hardworking person afford that in this present Naija ? Now you see who is janjaweed if not your PDP and sheriff. Why is he compensating now when he knows he has questions to answer at ICC? Your argument is so childish that I will advise you to go and request your kindergarten school fees back. Bokoharam was established in 2002 and he was governor in 1999, are you logically thinking out your argument or ogogoro don take over. The tactics he used was create Bokoharam to ward off any reelection threat , a script Dumbo seems to be playing by allowing anarchy in NE , which seems to be blowing in the face of your janjaweed PDP. Now that wind don blow and chicken yansh don get exposed yakata the insurgency is crumbling. Cameroon is showing you that they don’t tolerate terrorists , we have no choice but to step up our game. What pains me most is the lives and properties these bloody inept , corrupt , janjaweed PDP has spilled. Call me conspiratist , methinks they sacrificing blood for reelection to their master , the one they worship no wonder their love for money . Who is that by the way ….. The Devil of course

  • redeem

    Boko Haram Media Supporter, Sahara Reporters Denies Shekau’s Death.

    Nigerian Online media organisation, Sahara Reporters, a mouth piece of the Islamist terror group, Boko Haram is reporting that the Boko Haram leader killed is not Sheik Abubakar Shekau, but one Bashir Mohammed.

    This dubious and shameless report by Sahara Reporters claimed that unnamed Army head told them that Boko Haram leader killed in Konduga is not Shekau.

    Shame on Sahara and other news outlets that gave unrelenting media support to this bloodthirsty group. Nigerians knows better and this directionless and pathetic report is a monumental act of folly that should be grossly ignored by Nigerians that are in celebration mood.

    Sheik Abubakar Shekau (the second) has been gunned down by out Gallant Troops and Nigerians are waiting for the Islamist to bring a lookalike who will replace him.

    • Wähala

      The real reason success has been recorded by Cameroonian troops who killed and released picture of a dead “Shekau” is because America has finally stopped the flow or arms to the terrorists, SA has frozen their source of funds… and most importantly, US ati Cameroon are not sharing sensitive intelligence with your moron Dumbo who turned around and fed it to the insurgents he was supposed to be killing. Yesoo! the tide is turning and elections will be held in our NE which is not in your crook’s scheme, the reason for his heartless nonchalance to carnage. It’s game over! He too knows that much and it will be grilled into his ogogoro-soaked brain during his meeting with Ban Ki Moon ati Obama today… next phase, our girls will be freed and Dumbo will be charged with crimes against humanity pelu kidnapping-for-rape, human trafficking, mass murder, wanton destruction of property. The Clown Prince is not coming home…
      he’s going to Den Haag! Drunken Ijaw Baztard!

    • shehu

      Shege, your Dumbo Jonaharam is wicked. He is always with the wicked people, the MAD SHERRIFS, OLEJETSAFORS, IHEJERICRIMINALS and now TUBERCULOSIS JOSHUA.


    Borno people, beware of Greek Gift!!!

  • Gbo_lee

    Sheriff can still walk about freely in this country to even distribute fake money? Na padi padi government we dey….Fela said so

    • Rastaman

      egbami o

  • amazing2012

    Only in Nigeria a thief can still your money and come back to give you and you will be celebrating ! Where did he get the money ?

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  • rhad

    Terrorist financier Modu Sherrif has the backing of the Chief Corrupt Officer Jona Ebola badluck corruption GCFR. Is down playing of Ihejirika as a terrorist financier deliberate? or was it because he his a christian? These two (2) guys should by debriefed