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Boko Haram ‘Buhari was once attacked by sect,’ Group says

This was disclosed by the group’s president, Omoba Aigbegbele who also accused Buhari’s aide, Garba Shehu of attempting to politicize the war against Boko Haram.

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A group, Citizens Watch Nigeria (CWN) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari was once attacked by terrorist sect, Boko Haram.

This was disclosed by the group’s president, Omoba Aigbegbele who also accused Buhari’s aide, Garba Shehu of attempting to politicize the war against Boko Haram.

Aigbegbele made the comment after Shehu allegedly said that former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, used money meant for the purchase of arms to build palaces in Abuja, Vanguard reports.

“This is a deliberately false and misleading statement by Mallam Garba Shehu which was calculated to tarnish the unblemished professional reputation of a distinguished professional, who has spent the better part of his life protecting and defending this country from external aggression and securing the territorial integrity of Nigeria,” Aigbegbele said.

“Shehu went beyond the charges against Badeh. There is not a single allegation in the charges against the former Chief of Defence Staff that he built palaces in Abuja with monies given to him to procure arms to secure his community.

“Second, it is quite unimaginable of the Senior Special Assistant to use the scourge of the Boko Haram terrorist to score cheap political points, knowing full well that no one is exempted from the terrorists and their nefarious activities. Even President Buhari was also once attacked by the same group.

“It is, therefore, a matter of grave concern that he would make such unguarded pronouncements about a matter, which is currently sub judicial, and to which the former Chief of Defence Staff has pleaded “not guilty.

“This again is a hollow attempt to unduly interfere with the functions of the judiciary, a conduct, which is repugnant to the constitutional principle of separation of powers. Shehu should rightly direct his media and publicity functions to address the increasingly deteriorating plight of the good people of Nigeria,” he added.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused Badeh of money laundering to the tune of N3.9 billion.

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