El Rufai is Boko Haram Commamder, says former Chief of Army Staff
Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Onyeabor Azubuike Ihejirika has said that Kaduna State Governor Mallam El Rufai is one of the main sponsors of Boko Haram.
Ihejirika said “The likes of El-Rufai have been supporting Boko Haram. In fact, El-Rufai and his likes are the same group of people that ensured the army did not get the requested equipment to deal with this menace once and for all, as they used their cohorts to tell the government that procuring modern equipment was not necessary.”
Ihejirika said further in a chat with Vanguard that El Rufai is one of the backbones of Boko Haram.
El Rufai kickstarted the dispute when he said that the “Australian hostage negotiator, Stephen Davis has just named former Borno Governor Ali Modu-Sheriff and immediate past Chief of Army Staff Lt-Gen Ihejirika (removed in January 2014) as the Boko Haram brains on ARISE NEWS.
El Rufai had said the Australian negotiator “Davis claimed Boko Haram commanders that he has been negotiating with were the source of this information. The kingpins not only finance Boko Haram operations but select targets for assassination and execution.
He said “Finally, the truth about Boko Haram is coming out. Hopefully, the murderers of General Muhammadu Shuwa, the abductors of the Chibok girls, those truly responsible for the Nyanya bombings, and attempted assassination of General Buhari and Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi will be”
Ihejirika said claims that he stole N48 billion, fund he said remains with the Ministry of Defence said he was not surprised that El-Rufai launched the campaign against him.
Ihejirika said: “At the onset of this crisis, I was the first person to declare that the country was at war but a group of sponsors led by El-Rufai disagreed, saying that it was not true.
“It is the same group of El-Rufai that started the human rights abuses campaign. It was done in order to block any international assistance after the state of emergency was declared and the sect was initially tamed. That gave Boko Haram time and respite to build up again”.