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My father is not a member of Boko Haram, Kogi lecturer’s daughter debunked

By Ehi Ekhator


 Dr. Muhammed Nazeef Yunus, Kogi State University Lecturer
Dr. Muhammed Nazeef Yunus

Summayya Muhammed, the daughter of the Kogi State University lecturer who was paraded by the Department of State Security Service, SSS, of having link with Boko Haram has denied the accusation as untrue.

According to the statement she sent to the media, she accused the SSS of planning such allegation to damage the image of her father and that of the family.

“The family categorically writes and states that the parading of Dr. Muhammad Nazeef Yunus, on the allegation as claimed by the SSS, was falsehood and a calculated attempt to damage his good reputation and image as a peaceful Islamic cleric.” Ms. Muhammad said

Mr. Nazeef is a lecturer at the Kogi State Univeristy, Arabic and Islamic studies department and was paraded by DSSS alongside with other four suspects on Thursday.

The embattled lecturer in tears, denied the allegation and accused the dreaded islamic sect, Boko Haram for framing him up due to the way he, through his preaching attack the activities of the sect.

The other four suspects accused Mr. Nazeef of being their leader, and added that they all trained in the sect’s camp in Sambisa, Maiduguri, and that he is on a monthly salary of N50,000.

Summayya also promised to show tapes of her father’s messages as a proof that her father always condemn the activities of Boko Haram.

“Dr. Nazeef is a strong condemner of the Boko Haram sect. His available records of his preaching have proven that he is not a member of the sect. Dr. Nazeef, as known by all other persons for his peace, has never been an advocate of the sect; as such the family strongly condemned in totality his parading by the SSS, even as he repeatedly denied having knowledge of his allegation.” She said

Summayya added that SSS lied about the location her father was arrested. According to her, SSS arrested her father at his Anguwan Rogo resident in Jos on the 29th of October with one of the suspects, Umar Musa before transferring him to Abuja instead of the claim  that Mr. Nazeef was arrested at a mosque in Zuba, Abuja.

“The SSS after 21 days of the arrest shamelessly, through its spokesperson Ms. Marilyn Ogar, said they arrested him just three days ago, in a white mosque in Abuja.” She said

She also noted that the family has filed a legal action against the SSS at an Abuja High court. She said the judge handling the case, Valentine Ashi had ordered that the SSS present Mr. Nazeef in person before the court on Tuesday.

“The court, presided over by Justice Valentine B. Ashi, has ordered for his presentation before it by the SSS, next Tuesday, they hurriedly and mischievously paraded him and labelled the Boko Haram.” she said

Also, a political organization in Kogi State, Jibrin Isah Campaign Organisation, has debunked media reports linking its school, Isah Memorial College Ajiolo, owned by Jibrin Isah, to the alleged Boko Haram suspect.

Mr. Isah had challenged the current Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, for the Peoples’ Democratic Party gubernatorial ticket. He is still challenging the governor’s eventual emergence in court.

They campaign organisation accused the media of blackmailing the Kogi State judiciary.

“The other day, they compelled the President of a Customary Court of Appeal to swear in a governor, while there was a subsisting Chief Judge in Kogi state. On a different day, they went to enroll our PDP national chairman, a man of integrity and honour as well as members of the NWC of our great party to do their bidding in their satanic and illegal project but they were turned down. Today, we are now being linked with the dreaded Boko Haram sect,” the organization stated.