Factional National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Modu Sheriff has said the dreaded Bomo Haram sect was not his creation.
He maintained that those linking him with the sect were cowards who were scare of his political prowess and towering profile.
Sheriff who spoke in Makurdi where he addressed his supporters and selected PDP stakeholders said he also lost loved ones and political associates to the activities sect.
He said, “those who feared my political prowess were those who turned around to say I created Boko Haram which is obviously not true, because my brother, loved ones and political associates were also kill by members the sect.
“I therefore couldn’t have had a hand in a group that turned around to kill my own people, so those allegations were unfounded and baseless.”
The former Governor of Borno state who commended the Nigeria military for routing and defeating the sect said the success had given the people of the area new lease of life.
“I am obviously happy with the success recorded by the military in the operation which ensured the defeat of the sect, they deserve the commendation of all Nigerians because they have made us proud.”