Sunday, 7 September 2014

Australian Negotiator DavisDidn’t Speak With Real Boko Haram Leaders – Nigerian Negotiator

Screenshot of video released by Boko
Haram showing some of the abducted
Chibok schoolgirls
While the dust is yet to settle over the
naming of alleged Boko Haram
sponsors by a self-appointed Australian
negotiator, Dr. Stephen Davis, with the
Boko Haram sect for the release of the
kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, more
information continues to emerge which
cast doubts on the Australian's claims.
Speaking with Sunday Vanguard, a
Nigerian negotiator claimed that Sheriff
and Ihejirika could not have been Boko
Haram sponsors as the two men were
actually sworn enemies of the Islamist
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The negotiator, who didn't want to be
named for security reasons, made it
known that neither Sherrif nor Ihejirika
was a sponsor of the dreaded sect.
"The statement credited to Davis that
Sherriff and Ihejirika are sponsors of
Boko Haram is far from the truth
because, as at today, the former Borno
governor remains one of the three worst
enemies of Boko Haram.
"I can tell you that the group has not
forgiven Sheriff over the killing of its
leader, Mohammed Yusuf, who was
arrested and killed during his tenure as
governor," he said.
Australian negotiator Dr. Stephen
Davis pictured with alleged Boko
Haram commanders in 2013 (Photo
Credit: News Rescue)
The source has been a negotiator
between the government and the
dreaded Islamist terror group for years,
confirmed the claim by Davis that he
was not hired by the Nigerian
government to broker peace with the
sect, and that the Australian came on
his own to secure the release of the
Chibok girls.
While in Nigeria, Davis never met the
real commanders of Boko Haram, rather
he depended on information he
received from a member of the
Presidential Committee on Dialogue on
Amnesty. Information, which the source
claimed in faulty. Davis is now playing
from a script that was told him by a
member of this committee who doesn't
have access to facts on the ground.
"We can say with all amount of
seriousness that Davis did not meet the
leadership and main commanders of
Boko Haram during his visit to the
North-east," the source said. "If Davis
insists that he met with any senior
commander or leader of the sect, we
challenge him to mention their names
and ranks.
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