Ex Governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff who has often been linked to the deadly terrorist group, Boko Haram has issued a prompt response to Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka’s recent article, Wage of Impunity (read it HERE) which once again linked him (Sheriff) to the sect. The former governor issued this response through Mr. Inuwa Bwala who was Commissioner of Information and Home Affairs under his administration.
He referred to Soyinka as a cultist who was merely entertaining Nigerians with his mastery of English Language and challenged him to name the Boko Haram sponsor in the Central Bank of Nigeria which he had written about if he was indeed patriotic.
“As the ‘cultist’ we know him (Soyinka) to be, being the founder of a confraternity for which the world is still waiting for answers from him, he is the least morally qualified to speak on the alleged involvement of any Nigerian in whatever crime.
“We challenge him to name this person he says he knows as a sponsor of Boko Haram in the Central Bank, if he is as patriotic as he claims to be. We also challenge him to prove to Nigerians that he is not the cultist we have always known him to be.
“No security agency anywhere or an individual who claims to have investigated this matter independently can dictate to Nigerians or our security personnel what to do about this Boko Haram menace. Therefore, this needless diversion is unwelcome.”