Senator Ali Modu Sheriff
Ali Modu Sheriff

Ali Modu Sheriff, a former governor of Borno State, may be lobbying for the release of the Chad-bound cargo aircraft that was confiscated by the Nigerian military in Kano for transporting large consignment of military hardware.

Senator Ali Modu Sheriff
Senator Ali Modu Sheriff

Premium Times reports that sources at the Aminu Kano International Airport, where the plane is currently detained, said Sheriff, who was widely accused of sponsoring Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria, visited the Kano airport at about 10 p.m. on Saturday and held discussions with some officials on the possibility of releasing the aircraft.

According to one of the sources, upon arrival at the airport, officials granted the former governor a secret tour of the aircraft, during which he inspected its consignments.

?I was there and I saw him and two airport security officials accompanying him to inspect the plane. I saw the black helicopters and two bullet proof SUVs.

?I also heard him (Mr. Sheriff) say verbal directive had been given from Abuja for the release of the plane but that authorities of the airport were insisting on written directive,? the source disclosed.

Source:?Global Village Extra

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