ACF Begs Boko Haram Sect To Set Monguno Free, As Family Denies News Of Release

Shettima Ali Monguno
By SaharaReporters, New York

Amidst swirling rumors that elderstateman, Ali Shettima Monguno has been released by kidnappers, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Northern Nigeria’s influential political and cultural association, has begged Boko Haram, suspected to be behind today’s kidnapping of Alhaji Shettima Ali Monguno, to set him free.

In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Anthony Sani, the Forum described the abduction as unjustifiable and an act of wickedness.
“The forum is very sad because given the age of the elder statesman and his services to not only Borno state but the whole country, he is not expected to be subjected to such hardship and humiliation by any group,be it sectarian or men of the underworld,” the statement said.

ACF expressed the view that if Boko Haram is truly responsible for the kidnapping, with the objective of pressing for the release of their members detained by the authorities, it has adopted the wrong approach.  Instead, it said, the sect should use the mechanism of dialogue put in place by the government and not resort to causing the old man untold hardship.

“The kidnappers should therefore heed public appeals and release Alhaji Shettima Ali Monguno forthwith in the interest of humanity and peace dearly needed for meaningful socio economic and political development of not only Borno state but the whole country,” ACF advised.
It called on the people of Borno State to keep calm and not take the law into their own hands as the federal and state governments try to bring to an end the culture of violence not only in Borno and Yobe states but throughout Nigeria.

Alhaji Munguno was seized this afternoon as he completed Friday worship.  His abduction confirms a warning last week by the Joint Task Force in Borno State that Boko Haram has established a kidnapping outfit.  By kidnapping a widely-known Muslim leader, however, the sect now further calls into question its own claim that it is fighting on behalf of Islam, and divides Nigeria’s Muslim population even more.

 Meanwhile  one the sons of the former Nigerian minister of petroleum resources told SaharaReporters tonight that the family has not seen the elderstateman but has heard rumors of his release, the spokesperson for the JTF in Maiduguri, Lt. Col Musa Sagir also said the JTF could not confirm the information about his release.

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Mongunu kidnapped

PLS DO NOT BE FOOLED
I Bet you all this is no kidnap but an arrangeeee kidnap.
Think he is there spiritual Leader so need to be debriefed by the God forsaken Boko group as to relay their demands to the government of GEJ.
we'll all see the result in a matter of days
They are all hypocrite. Its all about Lie and pretensions which is sanctioned by the Quaran ie Taqiyya as it is called

Keep am there, Jari

Free am, ke?!!!
keep am there; Jari.

Be wise

We should stop playing games and face reality to make meaningful development and growth.
The so called Boko Haram are people living with us not spirit and those in that visinity should expose them to the government bt they kept quiet in the name of religion that brain wash a lot of northern whom they never think to knw their right from wrong. This bastardized sects have course them set back in regards to Baga's lost of lives and properties at the mercy of islam so to say.
Government should anihilate this bastardize element and let the gud people of nigeria live in peace......... And will neva 4 giv mahammed yusuf and his entire generation which includes his disciples that inculcate and internalize his own devilish ideology............... May God continues 2 expose them regardles of their status and position

what goes around come around

Wow...Now that the Igbos have finally returned back to their respective homes, the MF Hausa/Fulani BH has no one to kill except their own. Please BH now go for the big guns like IBB, USENI, ATIKU, CIROMA, DIKKO, Every Emirs,...
Let them kill their own people without government intervention. By the way, the end is near for Naija.

Wow...Now that the Igbos have

Wow...Now that the Igbos have finally returned back to their respective homes, the MF Hausa/Fulani BH has no one to kill except their own. Please BH now go for the big guns like IBB, USENI, ATIKU, CIROMA, DIKKO, Every Emirs,...
Let them kill their own people without government intervention. By the way, the end is near for Naija.

What u sow u will reap

D northern elders was insulting govt and d JTF thinking there are doing boko haram favour but now they can see what d jtf was fighting for.1st it was Adobero,now it Mongono tomorrow it wil be d sultan or some Emir,El rufai or Buhari,my advice to d northern elder is to keep on covering up for boko haram,today is kidnap tomorrow may be outright dealth.Mongono happy kidnap,hahahahaha i dey laugh o.

@'THE NORTHERN MUSLIM CLERGIES' BY OMO OBA

"--SHOULD TELL BH THAT THEY ARE NOT MUSLIMS, WHICH THEY ARE NOT-". If they are not muslims, what then are they? They base everything they do on the quran and the sunnah of their prophet Muhammad. Who else believes in the quran, regards Muhammad as a 'prophet' and emulates his examples as are established in the sunnah, if not muhammadans aka muslims? BH does exactly these. Stop denying what you have no knowledge of or you will upset these authentic muhammadans.

what goes around come around

BK keep up wt ur good work....kill,maim, destroy empire. Whatsoever a man sow so shall he reap....IBB,BUHARI,ATIKU hmmmmmmmmmm

ACF begging Boko Haram ? na

ACF begging Boko Haram ? na waah oooh.That means Boko Haram is in control of the Hausa/Fulanis and the entire Northern people.

@Abdurrazaq

"Mungunu was a minister when there was selfless service, to some extent." aboki don't make me choke please! You mean like abacha,aliku,ibb,rilwan....like I said boko has got a big one and I pray it squeeze him and his family dry. Selfless service my black area!

I am very sad

Shettima Ali Monguno is a very good man. He does not deserve this at all. I hope and pray that Boko Haram returns him alive. I really do. Our country is gone. The north is being destroyed in front of our very eyes. And that is a very sad thing. Again, I hope and pray that Mr. Monguno is released without harm.

@Olubunmi - Well observed!

And well said! If only ALL the LOCAL GOVERNMENTS in the NORTH and the 19 NORTHERN STATES GOVERNMENTS had PRIORITISED AND CATERED FOR THE WELFARE OF THE COMMON MAN, there would have been no POVERTY IN THE NORTH.

And if the ROGUE POLITICIANS had been PROACTIVE to CREATE INDUSTRIES IN THE NORTH AND EMPLOYED ALL THE ALMAJIRIS AND BOKO HARAMS, the DEVIL will not be using them as his WORKSHOP RIGHT NOW.

APPLE, MICROSOFT, like FORD CARS (owned by HENRY FORD), are owned by INDIVIDUALS! BILL GATES IS AN INDIVIDUAL LIKE IBB, USENI, ATIKU, CIROMA, DIKKO and CO.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT!

Release Mongunu,please.

I hereby join the extended family members of Mongunu,the ACF and well wishers of the former,in appealing to the Yusufiyya group to release its captive for him to join his family.His captor group should consider his old age and set him free.I also appeal to the Nigerian government to get closer to the group for once a relative peace.

MUNGUNO

Sorry "sultan of sokoto", Mungunu was a minister when there was selfless service, to some extent.

It"s your leadership of today that sees govt. position as an opportunity to unjustifiably enrich oneself.

There game plan is not to get moey from the Mungunu family but to exploit his good standing in the society to secure the release of their members.

jackpot!

This one is a big fish! Former petroleum minister?! Nothing short of an oil well will do! I mean this is like winning the jackpot in lotto. Damn Boko's got game.

Education

Boko haram should use the Amnesty offered by the President to dialogue for the release of their members instead of kidnapping and killing military men and women and other innocent people. They should come out for dialogue and stop this killings.

The northern muslim clergies,

The northern muslim clergies, leaders and village heads should tell BH that they are not muslims, which is true. They should not panic or fear death again because these people wil stil kil them for one reason or another.

BOKO GINI?

I stil wonder what gudluk is stil waitin for, jesus should come and divide 9ja for d xtian sake for him? Bros JoNa u no dey try at all.

Who are responsible?

Its high time to start asking some questions such as: who are responsible? Is Nigerian Army really not aware of this happens? Who is the Nigerian Army officer alleged to have been kill in Baga before the Baga massacre? How do they know about the kidnapping syndicate and fail to know there kidnapping plans?
These kind of questions are endless but not answerless, so we Nigerians need some answers.
I have the believe that Shattima Ali Mongunu's kidnap is orchestrated by the Army.

Beg JTF to release him

Sagir Musa is playing the dirty card. He received the immediate past Governor of Borno State yesterday afternoon. I prayed in that mosque in Mafoni Ward of Maiduguri. Sagir Musa deployed his men for the first time. Immediately they left, the kidnappers came, took the old man and left unarrested. Same as late Gen. Shuwa.s assassination. All to divert attention from the Baga Genocide. I know the old man is kept in a safe place and will be released when Baga Scandal is swept under the carpet. If you want all the high profile killings and kidnappings to stop, remove Sagir Musa and overhaul the entire JTF in Borno, Yobe and Kano States.

The chicken has come home to roost

ACF should wake up and smell the coffee. While I am not a supporter of boko haram or its atrocities, it is the policies of you leaders of the north that has now brought the northern part of Nigeria into a state of anarchy.

Having had control of power for many years, you decided to line your pockets rather than cater for the well being of your subjects!

It is pay back time and I bet you haven't seen nothing yet! There is a going to be a complete break down of law and order not only in the north but across the whole country!!

Ndigbo

ACF please while you are at it beg these Arewa soldiers (BK) to stop killing Ndigbo.
Thanks!

The chickens have come back

The chickens have come back to roost. Apple does not fall far from its tree.

The Chicken is home to roost

Boko haram was clearly set up by the ethnicist northern politicians, ACF, northern elites and other extremist emirs to make Nigeria ungovernable for someone they perceived as a southern Christian President. The mandate given to the controllable boko haram at the time was to maim, kill and destroy Christians and Churches and in the process create intolerable anarchy. But know like a cub which is tamed and then grows to an untamed Lion, boko haram has come up to consume the same people who gave birth to it. I sympathise with the old man hoping his hands are clean;but we must never forget thousands of Christians have being killed, maimed with no one speaking out for them.We serve a leaving GOD, we are but tools in HIS hands.

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