Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Boko Haram leader defends attack on Christians on YouTube By Vanguard Nigeria

The man that the government of Nigeria has thought dead is here again proving the army and the world wrong as he has once done it in one of his public appearances. Apart from the interview that Vanguard reports here, that he granted to journalists last year, he is out again, but this time to defend his recent attacks on christians and also to reinterate his desire to pursue what he deems a just course. From all indications he seems to be so prepared and ready to terrorize the nation.
He should then be take serious. In another words, the government should really reorganize herself to bring to an this mehem before it takes a stronger shape than it is now.
The article of Vanguard Nigeria and the video of the so called Iman Abubakar Shekau (a religious teacher in arabic language) defending his attack and sending a warning note to the President Goodluck Jonathan.
"…Says, Nigeria’s military cannot defeat his sect
Leader of the militant Islamic sect, Jama’atu Ahlus Sunnah Lid Da’awati Wal Jihad, popularly known as Boko Haram, has broken his silence and revealed why his organisation has continued to attack government agencies and Christians in the country.
In a message posted on YouTube, Shekau said the recent attacks carried out by his sect were revenge attack s over the killing of Muslim in Jos and other northern states.
In the 15-minute video, in Hausa language, titled “Message to Jonathan 1″ Shekau, wearing a red and white turban, a bullet-proof vest,with two Kalashnikov rifles, at the background, warned President Jonathan that the government forces would not be able to defeat his militant sect.

The Iman Abubakar Shekau

Imam Abubakar Shekau was the second-in-command to Mohammed Yusuf, who was killed by the police in July last year after days of fighting between security forces and the sect’s followers.
The police said in 2009 that Shekau was shot dead in the clashes. But a 25-minute video clip, shot on April 19 and obtained by the media showed Shekau answering questions from a journalist at his hideout believed to be in Maiduguri.
Proclaiming himself as leader of the sect, Shekau said during the interview that with the death of the former leader, he “being the deputy (to Yusuf), stepped in and assumed leadership to continue in the pursuit of religious knowledge.” Shekau was, besides being a second-in-command of the sect, the most influential and feared member of the Boko Haram group".
''The truth might be hard to say, painful to bear or even drastic for the truth sayer but still needed to be said''. ALISON.

1 comment:

  1. No western education but you use western Youtube and telephone to communicate your message of hatred? The government is just playing for these men are living among the people. Let there be a thourough and well planned search for him and his men and let's see what he will be up to.
    However, it also shows the pourous nature of the Nigerian security system. He uploaded this video in Nigeria and uses Nigerian number to communicate. Why can that be a good indice for the goverment to fish him out?