Politicians Created Boko Haram; Only Them Can Solve It – Alhaji Alhaji
One-time Minister of Finance and Nigeria’s high commissioner to Britain, Alhaji Abubakar Alhaji has said that the Boko Haram crisis was created by political intrigues in the Northern part of the country and can only be solved by the same politicians who created the sect.
Alhaji Alhaji, the current Sardauna of Sokoto, spoke with the media during the graduation ceremony of his grandson at the An-Noor Islamic Center in Gwarinpa, Abuja.
When asked why notable northern leaders like him have refused to condemn Boko Haram’s activities in the North, Alhaji’s answer was that Boko Haram was borne out of political inter-play in the country. He said that Boko Haram is a child of politics.
When asked of his message to Boko Haram members, Alhaji said: “I am not quite sure I know what Boko Haram is, because those who profess to be Boko Haram are the same people benefitting from Boko (book). I believe that you cannot ignore modern science, modern knowledge and modern technology. If it is true that Boko Haram exists, then they must have been misguided,” he said.