23 November 2011
Nuruddeen M. Abdallah
The Yusufiyya Movement, better known as Boko Haram, came to prominence in
Borno State when it helped to bring Governor Ali Modu Sheriff to power in 2003 and the current troubles began when it fell out with him, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] in the state Alhaji Baba I. Basharu said in yesterday. He spoke at Media Trust Abuja 's corporate head office when he led a 10-member delegation on a visit.
According to the PDP leader, the late Boko Haram leader Mohammed Yusuf was the very man who led a "Taliban" uprising in
early this decade and fled into exile after a violent clash with policemen. He said it was Sheriff Yobe State 's deputy, Adamu Dibal and his Secretary to the State Government [SSG], Baba Njidda, who negotiated for Yusuf 's return from . Saudi Arabia