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Published On: Sun, Jul 20th, 2014

Alleged genocide: I will never withdraw my memo-Nyako

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NyakoFrom Umar Dankano, Yola

Sequel to the speculated reports that security operatives would arrest and charge former Adamawa state governor, Murtala Nyako, for treason or felony against his controversial memo to the Northern Governors forum, the impeached Governor, (Nyako) had said that he would not withdraw his controversial memo to the northern governors even on his death-bed. The development was disclosed by the spokesman of former Gov. Nyako, Ahmad Sajoh, at the weekend, stressing that information at their disposal had now confirmed that the Presidency and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were the brains behind Nyako’s impeachment. It could be recalled Nyako, in the memo, had accused President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration of genocide against the North ecause his administration have the full knowledge of those organising the killing of citizens but attributing same to the Boko Haram sect. Nyako had stated: “Cases of mass murders by its bloody minded killers and cut-throats are well known, but it attributes the killings to the

so-called Boko-Haram. “The administration has also hired militia from all across, especially

North Africa, who have been deceived into accepting to come, because they were made to believe that they would be fighting infidels.” He accused Jonathan’s administration of using “mass murderers/cut-throats imbedded in our legitimate and traditional defense and security organizations” to carry out the genocide claims. Nyako said the administration was determined to create strife between Muslims and Christians in the North or between one ethnic group and another.

The governor’s aide said Nyako made the allegations based on the information available to him as a retired Admiral in the Nigerian Navy.

According to him, before writing the memo, the governor considered all options. On whether the governor would withdraw the statement, now that he had been impeached, Sajoh said, “That is something that is not possible. We believe that based on the information available to him, as a retired Admiral in the Nigerian Navy, having a very sound military background, having been the person that had the privilege of setting up the intelligence unit of the Nigerian Navy and being a person that knows exactly what security issues are concerned, he weighed all the options before making that statement. And I can tell you that even on his death-bed, he stands by that statement.”

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