Jonathan in closed-door meeting with ex-Borno Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff

Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan and former Borno state Governor, Ali Modu Sherriff, on Monday met behind closed doors at the Presidential villa in Abuja.

Their meeting may not be unconnected with the ceasefire agreement reached with the extremist Boko Haram sect.

Emerging from the meeting, the former governor, accused of funding the deadly sect, refused to speak to journalists who approached him .

The Nigerian Government had last week signed a ceasefire agreement with the Islamic sect.

As part of the ceasefire deal, the sect, Nigerian officials say, agreed to free the Chibok School girls who have been their captives for over six months now.

According to reports the girls were to be released Monday (today) or Tuesday.

But the ceasefire appears not to be functional as Boko Haram insurgents on Friday and Saturday caused mayhem in parts of Borno killing at least 25 persons.

Also, there is still no news on the return of the girls.

President Jonathan had on September 8 met his Chadian counterpart in that country’s capital, Ndjamena, in the company of Mr. Sheriff, .

A photograph released by Mr. Jonathan’s office showed Mr. Sheriff seated for a key security meeting with the president, alongside Idris Derby, the president of Chad.

The meeting discussed modalities for joint border patrols, intelligence sharing and the prevention of the illicit movement of terrorists, arms and ammunition across shared borders.

Mr. Derby, a close friend of Mr. Sheriff, was to facilitate the negotiation between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram that yielded the shaky ceasefire announced on Friday.


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  • amazing2012

    It is a clear evidence that Jonathan and Ali Madu sharif are behind government Boko Haram. Why is Ali involve in any Boko Haram issue ? Why not the present governor ? Why the meeting of sensitive security issue of this nature never disclose ? (For security reason?) which security ? Now Jonathan invite his field commander (Ali ) to release the girls as if it’s other Boko Haram release them. God will expose all of you and punish you unborn generation !

  • TRUTH MASTER

    There is no doubt that Sheriff knows more than he is willing to admit about Boko Haram and the abduction of the girls. The rate of military success has increased…and now this ‘ceasefire’….since the Australian negotiator mentioned the former Borno Gov. as a Boko Haram sponsor. Then he and the President were together in Chad….and now Chad has brokered the ‘ceasefire’ and the girls may be released to Chad, according to media reports. The coincidence is just too striking. Ali Modu Sheriff!!!

    • WWBlogger2

      Nigerians! Boko Haram was raging, you people complain. Boko Haram is waning, you complain. What exactly do you people want? That people should keep dying?

      • tundemash

        No one want people dying. Rogues sponsoring terrorists ought not to be in govt. deceiving gullibles like you.

        • Chima

          Why are you not in govt? Are you a toddler?

          • tundemash

            Because you rogue master play do or die politics

      • King Carlos

        STFU ….

      • Ha

        We want the known sponsors to be prosecuted, period.

  • Guguru

    Nigerians are finally coming to some reality about the truth. The funders of Boko Haram are right here in Nigeria. LOL!

    • tundemash

      When Dumbo say Boko Haram was in his govt. so na him body the thing dey smell ?

      • Guguru

        LOL!

  • tundemash

    The meeting of the Boko Haram sponsors, Sherrif and Dumbo. Where is Ihejirika ?

    • King Carlos

      Bros u too much. Your analysis is of the highest order. Jonathan government na like season film, new episodes every day.

      • Ette

        Birds of same feathers. May God treat them the way they are treating Nigerians. Amen.

  • Buhari is a Jihadist

    The problem is Sharia. Ban Sharia Now!

    What are Northern Muslims doing to rescue Chibok girls from Sharia advocates (Boko-Haram)? Chibok girls are victims of Sharia law and Islam. Northern Muslims adopted Prophet Mohammed’s law(Sharia) as against Nigeria constitution.

    Prophet Mohammed is in charge of Sharia law not GEJ. According to Northern Muslims, Sharia law is superior to Nigeria constitution. Thus, Northern Muslims should seek help from Prophet Mohammed not GEJ. GEj have no power under sharia law but Nigeria constitution.

    Prophet Mohammed should be held responsible for his boys not GEJ.

    Say No to Sharia rule.

    • Dan Fulani

      Are the CAN president and Ihejirike sharia members?

  • djay

    Jonathan wants him to explain why their boko haram boys are derailing from the original plan.

  • Sanusi A Yaradua

    Jonathan Danta’adan kafurai!

  • Dr. Kay

    Bokoharam parapo meeting.they exchanging notes on what next to do as their yawa don burst. Dumbolicious Dumbo and terrorists godfather extraordinaire. Imagine them meeting closed doors, is it not suspect? What can be so important that the two of them had to go behind closed doors. Clueless, shoeless, emotionless,classless,useless and godless janjaweeds. Confusion is now in the camp of our clown he now seeks the counsel of a nonentity, Chei Chei chei .

  • Dan Fulani

    Nigerian Christians must ask the CAN president why is he killing them in the name of Boko Haram?
    As for Ihejirike we all know why. The number of Muslems he killed are not up to the number of Igbos in Kaduna alone, we know when to even the score. He thinks he is finishing the Biafran project.

    • Es3

      In your mind, is APC now CAN???

    • Ahmad

      Allah yamdine!

  • Truthometer

    What is Dumbo and Ali Modu Sherriff cooking again, this time around? Boko boys are short of ammunition after Ayo Oritsejafor’s private jet failed to deliver? God will deliver Nigerians from Ebele the way He deliver us from Ebola.

    • Mr. Abdin

      Don’y worry God will surely deliver us from the hands of the wicked just like the way we were delivered from Ebola.This country needs to be saved from the hands of the incompetent, we are seeing how the truth is coming out. Jonathan and his man Sheriff.

  • Ebaah Odibo

    Femi, fine, ‘learned’ and well researched write-up. Your piece is credible because you have stayed away from ‘leprous fingers’ of political appointment. Don’t let the politicians – whatever their slogan – lure you into their fold. What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his ‘legal’ soul of credibility?

  • Kadiri Adebayo Fada

    i always enjoy reading Falana’s articles

  • Goddeysha

    Falana is working towards the peoples award of SAM(sr advocate of Masses)