The Borno State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kaka Lawan, said on Tuesday that Boko Haram was a creation of the factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff.
Lawan, who spoke at the ongoing 56th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association in Port Harcourt, explained that the insecurity created by Sheriff in Borno few years ago metamorphosed into Boko Haram.
He said that the creation of the Ministry of Religious Affairs by the then Sheriff administration in Borno and the killing of the head of the ministry in the 2009 turmoil worsened the level of insecurity in the state.
“The issue that happened in Borno, the insecurity that brought us to this situation we are in, was as a result of bad governance under administration of Ali Modu Sheriff .
“He (Sheriff) should be arrested. He should be investigated. He should be interrogated for the facts that we have just mentioned in Port Harcourt here. His records were known to everybody, even to you media men.
“Can he deny that fact that he was a governor between 2003 and 2011? Can he deny that Muhammed Yusuf freely operated between 2003 and 2009 and the aberration laws he passed?” Lawan queried.