The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has slammed Mr Phrank Shuaibu, an aide to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, for accusing Vice-President Kashim Shettima of aiding and abetting Boko Haram insurgents during his tenure as governor of Borno.
According to NAN, Shuaibu had on Sept. accused Shettima of aiding and abetting the insurgents during his tenure as governor of Borno. He specifically accused him of aiding the abduction of the Chibok girls.
But, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, Executive Director, MURIC, said in a statement on Monday in Abuja that the allegations were false, malicious, evil and insidious.
“We are confounded by the weight and intensity of these allegations, particularly against a sitting vice president. They are false, malicious, odious and insidious. They are simply lies from the pit of Jahannam.
“Somebody must have locked the medulla oblongata of Shaibu and thrown the key away; otherwise, he would not turn the pages of history upside down the way he has just done. How could any rational being accuse VP Shettima of aiding Boko Haram?
“We are equally miffed by Shuaibu’s allegation that Shettima aided the kidnapping of the Chibok girls. It is on record that former President Jonathan refused to act for nineteen (19) days after the abduction of the poor girls’’.
‘’It is, therefore, the zenith of mischief for Atiku’s aide to accuse Shettima of involvement in the ugly incident.
“MURIC admonishes Shuaibu to look elsewhere for those responsible for lapses in the attack on the Chibok girls. We do not doubt that he does not have to look far, behind his shoulders, perhaps,” part of the statement read.