A few minutes after a suicide bomber struck in the capital of Borno State, Maiduguri, an angry mob set ablaze a building, reported to be the proposed campaign headquarters of an ex- Governor of the State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.
Sen. Sheriff is seeking Senate re-election in Borno Central Senatorial District in the upcoming 2015 elections.
According to SaharaReporters, hundreds of youngsters stormed the building that once belonged to UTC Company, but believed to have been recently acquired by the ex- Governor to serve as the operational HQ for his forthcoming campaign to be returned as the Senator.
According to several eyewitnesses, the irate mob stormed the building chanting anti-Sheriff slogans and vowing to end the former governor’s political career in Borno State.
One of the sources disclosed that the youngsters were allegedly supported by the members of the ‘Civilian JTF’.
The mob has reportedly started trooping to the former UTC building shortly after a suicide bomber struck at the Kasuwan Jagwal area of Maiduguri. The rioting youths accused Sen. Sheriff of being the brain behind the initial violence that led to the widespread confrontation between Boko Haram militants and security agencies in July 2009.
It would be recalled that the officers of the Nigerian police force murdered Mohammed Yusuf, the then leader of the Boko Haram sect, after Nigerian soldiers captured him and handed him over for prosecution.
Many experts on Boko Haram believe that the extra-judicial execution of Mr. Yusuf helped spur a surge of terror attacks by members of the sect who saw in their erstwhile leader’s killing new justification for their argument that Western values are responsible for the reign of corruption, moral decadence and injustice in Nigeria.Therefore, Boko Haram took root during the later stages of Sen. Sheriff’s governorship. The ex- Governor was notorious for his mindless looting of public funds and his forays abroad where he was often seen partying.
So says Naija news...........................
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