Contrary to media speculation, the Vice President of federal republic of Nigeria, Namadi Sambo has debunked claims that he is linked to the arrested Boko Haram sponsor, Comrade Nuhu Mohammed.
In a press release by his spokesperson, Umar Sani, statated that, “Comrade Nuhu Intelligence, as he is popularly referred to in Kaduna, was an elected chairman of Tanker Drivers Union in Kaduna State whose tenure spanned over a decade. As a politician by choice, he had participated in all the campaigns leading to elections held in the state, lending his support to one candidate or the other in whichever election he chooses to participate in”.
“Politically, it is a tradition that does not require a person lending support to a candidate to seek for the candidate’s consent or recognition before embarking on such a venture”. “Nuhu does so by choice and that alone cannot establish any link or connection with such a person”.
“The Vice President is the first governor to arrest and prosecute 19 members of Boko Haram in the state through the famous security outfit commonly known as Operation Yaki which he created”.
“It is therefore foolhardy for anyone to link the said suspected gunrunner to the vice president”.