ama’atu Ahlissunnah Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad, the militant Islamic group widely known as Boko Haram said today it was not involved in yesterday’s attempt to bomb a mosque in Fage Local Government area of Kano State.
In a statement obtained by SaharaReporters, Boko Haram spokesperson Abul Qaqa described the story as a ruse and mischief by the State Security Service (SSS) which they accused of being behind the plan.
The sect also expressed its delight with the death of one of its commanders, Habibu Bama, whom they described as a martyr who died in the course of fighting for Allah. It repeated its warning to media houses which misrepresent their positions, and re-stated in the statement, which was written in Hausa, that those misleading their positions would have themselves to blame in event of an attack.
Below is the full statement:
“Blessed and thanks be to Almighty Allah and merciful. And to also his Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.). After this we wish to react to what we heard in the media yesterday Friday that some people attempted to plant bomb in one of the Friday mosques in Kano City.
This jihad being advance by Jama’atu Ahlissunnah Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad wish to distance itself from this atrocity, and we are aware that it is such mischief being orchestrated and in line with the operations of SSS like their counterparts in other parts of the world; all in the bid of blackmailingMujahedeens. And they will not succeed by the power of Almighty Allah, because everybody knows that we are doing only Jihad towards ensuring adhering to Muslim system. It is because of this that we were being said to be “Islamic Extremists”, and so how can we bomb where Allah is being worshipped?
Because of this, it is just mischief of those kicking against the realization of Islamic state, and they will not achieve their sinister plot with the power of Allah on our side.
“We are happy to express our happiness and joy because of the gallantry Almighty Allah granted our brother Habibu Bama, we are hoping Allah accepts this act of martyrdom and his sacrifice to Jihad, dying in the field of war is a pride and most cherished last pride of a real Muslim.
“Again, we are warning the media up to now to brace up, because like they know we are working very hard to avoid face up with them. But up to now some of them did not understand us. Because like we put it as a condition to them, any media outlet that knows they will not report our messages as we put in correct form, it should not disseminate it completely, even from the government side concerning us and even if it is Goodluck Jonathan that talk about us.
They shouldn’t make a mistake and report it. And if they make mistake and report it, then whatever that befall them, they should cry with themselves.”
- Sahara Reporters