by Reuben Daba
While the Nigerian government and security agencies are still struggling to grapple with the threat from the Jama’atu Ahlis sunna Lida’awati wal ihad sect (popularly called Boko Haram), a new sect, Jama’atul Qatlul Kafir Fi Sabilillahi, has announced its presence by threatening to attack a private radio station, Cool/Wazobia FM, in Kano.
According to the sect, the radio station is guilty of spreading anti-Islamic agenda in the state.
A report quotes an anonymous source from the station, who said that a warning was posted on the station’s mail Monday night, accusing it of blasphemy and of being pro-Christian and anti-Islam.
The text of the message reads in part:
“As we embark on fresh attacks to commemorate the insult done to our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SWT), this is hereby warning you/alerting your station that you might be affected due to some attitudes towards Islam and our people. Reports came to us that your stations are Christian inclined and we made our investigations to ascertaining that.
“There are some people among you that fall in our target list as we noted their CAN membership and they shall expect our wrath in a short while but for now, we warn you. We also forewarn our Muslim brothers in the station not to be involved in any act of offence to Islam and that they should limit their movements into the station to avoid being affected and once again, commend the jihad of our brothers in Libya that killed an American envoy and some non-Muslims. It is indeed an act worthy of commendation and adoption.”
Plain clothes security men were sighted at the premises of the radio station, even though the Police Public Relations Officer in Kano, ASP Magagi Majiya, said the police couldn’t confirm the authenticity of the incident.