National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has accused the factional leader of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, of creating Boko Haram that has killed thousands of people in the North-East.
Sheriff on Thursday had claimed that Makarfi deployed hired Fulani herdsmen to chase out his team from the party’s national secretariat.
“The herdsmen were brought to the secretariat by the caretaker committee chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi. We thank God that the national secretary and national auditor narrowly escaped,” Sheriff had said.
But Makarfi in his reaction alleged that Sheriff is known to be violent which was why the police withdrew his security details.
“Sheriff is the one known to have created Boko Haram, therefore, he is continuing in a similar direction. I am not known to be associated with violence. He made same malicious allegation before the former inspector-general of police and director-general, Department of State Security, DSS, which was disregarded. On the contrary, I was there and was given official additional security,” he said.
The former Kaduna State governor revealed that due to Sheriff’s violent attitude, the police withdrew his security details.
“The police had withdrawn all his security both in Maiduguri and Abuja because of his actions. He had to beg in front of all and after agreeing to take the path of peaceful resolution they agreed to return some to him. As I speak to you, he has reneged on that peaceful resolution and resorted to filing more cases before courts and has refused appointing his four-member delegation. So the media should know who thrives in violence. If you have record of that press statement I will sue him,” he said.

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