Abia State Government has reacted to the allegation that former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd), is a Boko Haram sponsor saying that the accusation is unfounded.
In a statement, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Charles Ajunwa, said such grave accusation should be backed with evidence which up till now is lacking.
Ajunwa called on those behind the allegation to allow the former Chief of Army Staff retire peacefully after a meritorious service to his fatherland and queried why they did not raise the issue when he was still serving.
The Chief Press Secretary said Gen. Ihejirika is an accomplished military officer who did his best during his time to fight insurgency in the country.
He wondered how someone who was accused of being overzealous in crushing Boko Haram while in office would turn round overnight to become a sponsor of the same devilish group he was fighting.
The statement re-stated that the former Chief of Army Staff remains an illustrious son of Abia who distinguished himself in office and gave the insurgents a good fight.