Useni, who described Jang as “the biggest Boko Haram,” said this in a BBC Hausa Service interview on the ongoing strike by workers in protest of non payment of their salaries for seven months.
He said the Federal Government should punish the governor for creating problems in his state.
“Since Jonah Jang will not pay workers their salaries, he is the biggest Boko Haram. Boko Haram will kill you and runaway but he (Jang) will not kill you with weapon but will workers by not giving them their salaries and allowances. This is why people are dying now and he will deny people education,” he said.
Asked why he did not intervened as a leader in the state to resolve the impasse, Useni said “As I told you this man (Jang) did not want to listen to people advices. I sat with him two times on this matter but all in vain. He doesn’t listen to Solomon Lar or Yakubu Gowon.”
Reacting, Jang described Useni’s statement as unfortunate, saying Useni was unaware of the efforts of the state government in resolving the faceoff with workers. He spoke through Information Commissioner Abraham Yijap. Yijap said “For him (Useni) to say Plateau State is adamant about this is wrong. Our father General Useni is not God and if he wants to be a good elder he should behave like one. I do not think he knows Boko Haram.”