Former Abia state Governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday absolved Boko Haram of some of the bombings in the northern part of the country blaming it instead on government security agents.
Kalu, who spoke in Abuja when members of the FCT chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) visited him, said the security agencies do this to attract more funding from the federal allocation.
Kalu said people are aware of this but refuse to speak out for fear of being victimized even as Nigerians continue to die as a result of the activities of unpatriotic public officers.
“When people like me speak, they label us. The security agencies are planting some of these bombs, not Boko Haram. This is the truth I am telling you, and people wait to see Nigerians die for them to say this is Muslims and Christians fighting,” he said.
In his reaction, police spokesman Frank Mba said “Kalu is a highly respected politician who has the right to express his opinion and by making such statement he had expressed such right. He directed the statement to his audience not the police and I will not make comment on that.”
Mba who declined mentioning if there was any instance where a bombing incidence was masterminded by a non-terror group, said “the results of investigations into bombings are classified and I cannot reveal them straight away.”