More revelations are coming forth since Australian negotiator, Dr. Stephen Davies accused some prominent Nigerians of funding the terror group Boko Haram.
The Australian had accused former Borno Governor, Modu Sheriff and the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika as Boko Haram sponsors.
Well a new name has been added to the suspect funders list, and that is Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima.
This piece of information was made available through a report by Magazine, “Power Steering,” it said Governor Shettima is behind the killing of late Alhaji Awana Ngala, former ANPP chairman in Borno State and Engr. Modu Fannami Gubio, the gubernatorial candidate of the ANPP.
It is said that Engr. Modu Fannami Gubio was expected to succeed Modu Sheriff in the 2011 general election but was killed one week before his appointment.
It was revealed that they had a secret conversation with one Mustapha Kolo, who is a detained Boko Haram member.
Kolo goes on to reveal that there exists a relationship between the sect and the Borno State governor right from his time as a commissioner.
Kolo went further and added that Shettima himself has been funding the sect and even had meetings with Boko Haram leaders to discuss further assassination of some prominent Borno citizens and politicians, who did not share his own political ideas.
In Kolo’s words:“When he (Shettima) was Commissioner, he used to give us plenty money.
He even gave us money to kill Fannami Gubio, so he can become governor, but he did not complete his payment; we were following him, he didn’t give us again”. He said.
Boko Haram has been a troublesome disease in Nigeria’s Northeast since 2009.