Photos: Civilian JTF, Vigilante defend Borno LG Chairman arrested for harbouring Boko Haram commander

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Officials of Civilian JTF and Vigilante from Mafa local government of Borno state have said that Shettima Lawan Mafa, the Caretaker Chairman arrested last Friday by the military for allegedly harbouring a fleeing Boko Haram commander in his private residence in Maiduguri, is innocent.

Addressing a joint press conference at the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Maiduguri yesterday, January 2, the Mafa branch of Civilian JTF led by its overall, Abba Sa’adu and the Vigilante led by its General Commander, Agar Jallabe (pictured) described the council chairman as a sincere person who devoted his time fighting insurgency and would never harbour any Boko Haram terrorist.

The Civilian JTF and Vigilante leaders said they knew the chairman as a good fellow who had never spared any criminal or insurgent but who had for long been going out on patrol with them in search of thieves, armed robbers, cattle rustlers and insurgent.

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