Some political thugs associated with former Governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff on Sunday attacked the convoy of Governor Kashim Shettima smashing about ten vehicles, chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ali Bukar Dalori has told KSM News.
In a statement emailed to KSM News this evening, Dalori said the attack which seemed carefully planned with the apparent endorsement of Sheriff, took place at about 4:30pm today (Sunday) in Maiduguri, while Governor Shettima in convoy with some aides, was driving pass Sir Kashim Ibrahim way after the Governor, working for about six hours, went round different hospitals in the State capital, offering support to patients before his convoy was attacked while returning to the Government House located at the G.R.A.
Dalori said the thugs came out from a campaign office belonging to Sheriff called UTC and soon after the Governor’s official vehicle had passed, the thugs went after vehicles in the convoy, smashing wheel screens.
Soon after he was informed while the attack was happening, Shettima was said to have ordered his security details to restrain their men from using fire arms or any form of assault in order not to heighten tension in the State and compromise ongoing counter insurgency operations.
“From all indication, these youths were sent by SAS, we know some of them, they are his boys. He created thuggery in Borno State when he was a Governor, this administration is creating jobs and building human capacity to discourage thuggery but SAS wants to take us to the era of thuggery.