The Presidential Campaign Organization of the APC has alleged that the government is planning to present before Nigerians a fake Boko Haram leader in its effort to show Nigerians they are winning the war against terrorism – Vanguard report.
The party also claimed the fake Shekau might become a tool to blackmail the presidential candidate of the APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).
The Director of Media and Publicity of APCPCO, Mallam Garba Shehu, disclosed that he wondered where the ‘new Shekau’ had come from after government at several times in the past announced that they had killed the insurgents’ leader.
He said: “The charge to the military that they should catch Shekau alive by the President in the last 24 hours lends credence to the report that indeed a fake Shekau is about being created and we want to assert that the profile of the leader of the insurgents presupposes that the man is not likely to allow himself to be caught alive.
“APCPCO recalled that the attack on General Muhammadu Buhari in Kaduna was seen and believed by most Nigerians that it was perpetrated by the Boko Haram and the police that is constitutionally empowered to investigate such incidents has not contradicted the widespread belief that this was a Boko Haram attack.”
“The view of APC is that it does not make sense for Buhari to be in league with or be associated in any way with people who have set out to kill him.”
“Unfounded allegations linking the opposition to insurgency amounts to leaving the issues to pursue personal attacks as warned against barely 24 hours ago by leaders of the Catholic community in the country through Arch. Bishop John Onaiyekan.”