‘This is a personal initiative. I urge you to forgive and forget the past. I plead with you; give me the chance to mediate between the family and government’.  …..Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Thursday 15 September 2011.

 

‘We are happy with this visit, since 2009, this is the first time any high profile figure would be commiserating with the family.’  ……Late Babakura Alhaji Fugu, Thursday 15 September 2011.

‘The gunman pulled a Kalashnikov rifle from inside the folds of his traditional robes and shot Fugu to death. No one else was wounded in the attack and the gunman apparently walked away.’ … Mr Simeon Midenda, CP Borno State.

‘We’re not responsible, we know our target, and there’s no way we can attack Baba Fugu’s family’.   …. Abdul Qaqa, Spokesman of Boko Haram.

Conference of Nigerian Political Parties {CNPP} condemns in no uncertain terms the killing of Babakura Alhaji Fugu, by an unidentified gunman in Maiduguri Borno State on Saturday 17 September 2011; two days after a meeting with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

At the same instance, we call on President Goodluck Jonathan to as a matter of urgent national importance, set up a Public Inquiry to unravel the death of Babakura Alhaji Fugu, brother in-law to the late leader of Boko Haram, Yusuf Mohammed.

We are making this call on the following grounds:-
1.    Boko Haram had denied the killing; their antecedents indicate they don’t take prisoners
2.    Babakura was about to grant interview to international media before his death
3.    The issue of money is doubtful; as Chief Obasanjo is not a Bazaar man
4.    Chief Obasanjo and Senator Ali Sherrif under whose eight-year regime as president and governor, the Frankenstein called Boko Haram mutated; as patriots may furnish the panel with necessary evidence to stop the Boko Haram insurgency.

In sum, a high-powered Public Inquiry composed of genuine patriots is a panacea to the gridlock; which is threatening the peace of our dear fatherland.
Osita Okechukwu
National Publicity Secretary
CNPP
 

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