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Nigeria: Boko-Haram - Senator Slams N5 Billion Suit On Ministers, Army General

The Senator representing Borno Central senatorial district Sen. Ahmed Khalifa Zannah has dragged the minister of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff, Attorney General of the Federation and Joint Task Force spokes person, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa before an Abuja High Court asking for N5 billion as damages for alleged defamation of character.

Zannah was accused of having links with the Boko-Haram sect.

The suit filed by Gbenga Olagundoye on behalf of Zannah claimed that Musa on October 19 at a press conference used defamatory words against him.

According to the court papers, the written press statement issued by Musa was captioned 'JTF Arrests Boko-Haram Commander in Senator's House'.

JTF in the statement claimed that the high profiled member of Boko-Haram Shuaibu Bama was arrested in the house of a serving senator along Damboa Road, GRA Maidiguri.

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