The Department of State Services has absolved the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd), of claims that he is a major financier of the Boko Haram sect.
The agency said it was indeed uncharitable and wicked for anyone to associate him with such grave allegation.
DSS spokesperson, Ms. Marilyn Ogar, who addressed journalists at the Service’s headquarters in Abuja on Friday, also said the former Borno State Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, has been invited for questioning.
An Australian hostage negotiator, Dr. Stephen Davis, had named Ihejirika and Sheriff as some of the sympathisers of the sect. [eap_ad_1] Ms. Ogar said: “For us to accept that he (Ihejirika) is associated with the same sect, whose activities he, together with this Service, succeeded in bringing to a halt in Kano, Okene and other places, pursuing them down to the Sambisa Forest, and to accept that the same man was sponsoring Boko Haram is wicked and uncharitable.
“We should not allow people to use our liberal nature to perpetrate all sort of evils in our society”.
On ex -Governor Sheriff, Ogar said: “He had been invited here twice in the past. The Service has invited him again. There is nothing that this service has done in investigation in the past that we have not informed the public”.