Nyanya Bomb Blast: Confab Delegates Call For Trial Of Suspected Boko Haram Sponsors…Ali Modu Sheriff Others May Be Charged


By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja.

Delegates at the ongoing National Conference today urged the Federal Government to begin  implementation of Gaji Galmatiri Committee which called for prosecution of some politicians in Borno state found to be involved in sponsoring Boko-Haram insurgents.

The report allegedly fingered former governor of Borno state, Ali Modu Sheriff as the main man behind the emergency of the Boko-Haram in 2003.

The position of the Conference was sequel to a motion sponsored by a delegate, Modibbo Kawu and 19 other delegates who expressed their displeasure with  bomb blast in Nyanya, Abuja suburb which claimed scores of lives and left several others seriously wounded.

The Conference unanimously condemned the activities of the perpetrators of these heinous crimes, stressing the need for the implementation of the Borno report.

Although the motion was almost scuttle following the point of order raised by Chief Sergeant Awuse who argued that the conference cannot entertain such motion because the delegates were not served with the motion paper ahead of time.

But, Femi Falana citting Order 1 rule (2) countered Awuse point of order saying no formalization is required on this issue because it is an issue of urgent National importance adding that  Galmatiri report had covered all these issues.

Falana however  called for implementation of the report  Galtimiri committee.

The Conference also urged the Federal government to immediately commence a process of reconciliation, rehabilitation and reconstruction of the affected areas.

Leading a robust debate on the motion, Modibo lamented that despite the declaration of state of emergency in three North East states the insecurity in those states continued to escalate.