Why we drink our victims’ blood – Boko Haram fugitive confesses (PICTURED)

by Oge Okonkwo

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Nasir Isiaku is a 27-year-old Muslim from Gusau in Zamfara state in Northern Nigeria and had a zealous hatred for Christians. He reigned as second-in-command to a terrorist group called Shitte, a Boko Haram franchaise that waged war on Christians.

Now a born again Christian, Nasir at the gathering of Christians related his activities as a member of the terror group and how he made a turn around.

Read The Sun report below:

His physique could hardly fit into the temperament of his persuasion. He is frail, he talks slowly and you would have no qualms passing him off as one naïve, harmless young man. But all that is a façade. Beneath it nestles a motivated terror. Nasir Isiaku, 27, has zealous hatred for Christians. Hear him: “If we asked our victim, ‘Will you become a Muslim or not and he or she refuses, we will slaughter him like a goat…” He talked of himself as an Islamic warrior who delights in chopping off people’s head with a stroke of his dagger.

However, all of that was, according to him, up until he made a turnaround in a most dramatic way. Nasir said  “Our own group is called Shitte but we have the same agenda with the Boko Haram sect. You people have only been hearing of Boko Haram, but there are other deadly Islamic groups who are also part of sect,” he said, adding: “Whenever we heard that any of the sects was fighting Christians, we always joined them,”

He was speaking to a gathering of Christians recently of his activities as a member of the terror group. He also told of how he renounced what he called “the cult” where he drank his victims’ blood so their ghosts would not appear to him in dreams.

This is Isiaku’s testimony as he told it himself. We have slightly edited it, so as to preserve its narrative purity. WOLE BALOGUN was there:

“I joined the Bafarawa Arabic Islamic Centre in 2010 and they were teaching us Arabic language. Every year, we take about 20 people to Iran for special training because our zonal headquarters is in Iran. Our own group is called Shitte but we have the same agenda with the Boko Haram sect. You people have only been hearing of Boko Haram, but there are other deadly Islamic groups that are also part of Boko Haram sect. I can count up to six of them that I’m very much aware of. Whenever we heard that any of the sects was fighting Christians, we always joined them. My own group has been an Islamic movement for a long time, even before I was born. It reigned in the north during the Abacha military regime and it has many branches in the north. We are in major northern states such as Kastina, Kaduna, Zamfara, Kano, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Zaria among others.

Sometimes, when we want to wreak havoc on Christians, we hire our own bus because we have our own weapons, which we use against the Christians. We usually join the Boko Haram sect whenever they wanted to fight the Christians or the soldiers because we usually hear that soldiers kill our Boko Haram brothers in Maiduguri, Yobe and Potiskum.

I used to be one of the most trusted hands in the group because I was a very obedient and loyal follower. I had my own secret office where I received delegates from our sponsors whenever our leader wasn’t around and where I attend to the needs of any of our members.

This is why I didn’t participate in many of our attacks against the Christians or the soldiers because I used to take care of the home front. Our leaders usually psyched us up, they brainwashed us to fight against Christians because they are enemies of Allah. They taught us that the more Christians we were able to kill, the more our chances of entering Alijonan(heaven).

Many of our trainings hold in the night, around 10pm. There is a bush around the school where we usually go for trainings.

Some aspects of the training we receive are not ordinary; we used to drink what one could call spiritual water because it is not ordinary water. We also used to receive strange visitors who were not equally ordinary humans. We receive the visitors in a strange way, our leaders used to summon them: they used to instruct us to recite some passages in the Quran and whenever we do that, the visitors would appear to us during those unholy hours.  They could come in three or four.  They appeared like humans but they are not humans. We know they are not humans. They usually fortify us with charms for the task before us. They used to instruct us to be strong and fight.

Our leaders also used to render a lot of assistance to support our cause. They bring a lot of money in a pick up van and asked us to use the money to buy guns. Many of our supplies come from the zonal headquarters and sometimes, there is a popular Bayelsa man who is, though a Christian, supporting our cause in cash and kind. I can’t remember his name now. The Bayelsa man gave us money and also supplied us with weapons for the mission.

I am the second in command in my camp in our group, and whenever our president travels to the headquarters in Iran, I used to coordinate the group and receive our sponsors on his behalf. This is why I am able to sit with the sponsors and know what happens.

We had vowed to first kill all Christians in Kaduna before dealing with others in the north. Whenever we take the spiritual water, we become more daring to do any evil. It makes us more dangerous and if we were annoyed at such moment, we could kill. The water also fortifies us against gunshots. When we have taken it, bullets will not harm us. Also, we get mystery ring from our leaders. About eight of us were selected for the ring, and that ring provides almost anything we asked from it. It is like a personal power for us.

I can’t recall the number of people I have killed. I don’t use gun most times. We usually use guns to shoot people on the leg.  If we ask a victim: “Will you become a Muslim or not? And he or she refuses, we slaughter the victim like a goat. And after killing the victim, we collect his or her blood in a very small cup and then drink it. After drinking the blood, the victim’s ghost could not hunt us in dreams. That is what our leaders told us. And indeed, once we taste the blood of people we kill, we will not see them in our dreams.

Sometimes, when we don’t feel like drinking the blood from the cup, we used our fingers to touch the victim’s blood and taste it. It will still prevent ghost of victim from hunting us in dreams.

We used to kill Christians because we believe that by killing them, we will enter heaven at death. Our leaders used a Quranic passage that seems to support our action (Recites some Quranic lines). In interpretation, the passage says: “O you believers, you should not be friendly with your enemies.” ‘Believers’ here means we, the Muslims and ‘enemies’ are the Christians.

The leaders of our group and the sponsors are many. Our sponsors are wealthy Nigerians. They are in government, and many are past Nigerian leaders. If I mention their names, you would think I am just telling lies. We have governors, senators who sponsor us heavily. Our sponsors are many (Names mentioned are withheld). You wouldn’t believe some of them are really part of us. We usually invite them to the graduation of the students in the school. That is when many know them as part of us.

We have days we go to town to preach and win more members. On such days, we add a red cap to our white T-Shirt and trousers. On another occasion when we put on black caps, it means we won’t fight.

We have infiltrated the Nigerian forces. We have our members in the police and army. Those members help us a lot whenever we want to fight.

However, we are very secretive, my blood brother who was not a member didn’t know I was part of the sect. I kept my association with the sect secret from people close to me who don’t share our views about Christians. My father loved me very well.

Right from the time we attended Chachangi School, a lower school in my place, our Islamic instructors had been drumming it into our ears that we should tighten our belts to fight the Christians. They instructed us to always be armed, either with knife or gun. They even told us to have our own gun and get license for it.

My own area in Kaduna is Torumada, it is a haven for many Islamic terrorists in Nigeria. Before I joined the Shiite school, I took part in several fights in which we massacred many Christians. The Christians in Sokoto are most vulnerable to attacks from our people because they are just within our reach, but they have also been very lucky because a major Islamic cleric in the state is always pleading that we shouldn’t touch them.

We actually found out many places in Sokoto where Christians are living. One of them is Ota Road, but in order to respect our Islamic cleric, we haven’t touched them.

Boko Haram has their men trained in Afganistan. I don’t know if you have been hearing about the Taliban, those who sacrifice their lives through suicide bombing. The Talibans are the ones who are training Boko Haram men. I know Boko Haram usually have about 60 men who go for training in Afganistan. They train them on how to go on suicide bombing, make their own bombs and fight and do other dangerous things. They also provide them with sophisticated weapons such as bombs and all that.

Since I gave my life to Christ, I have been getting several attacks from the cult. There was a Thursday evening in Sokoto, I was supposed to go to vigil with a roommate named brother Matthew. He asked me to go with him but I declined, saying I was tired. When it was well into the night, I suddenly heard a loud, disturbing knock on the door. The voice that called out to me resembled that of brother Matthew. It said that I should open the door. The man actually spoke in Hausa, asking me to open up for him, but something pulled me back. My heart pounded and I suddenly realized it could be an impostor coming to attack me. But then, I couldn’t pray, all I could only mutter was Holy Ghost fire! I said this repeatedly till the stranger disappeared. And then I heard the barking of a dog from somewhere in the neighourhood.

Eventually, when the real Matthew came from church and asked for the door to be opened, I became hysterical with him. I demanded his explanations for the earlier visit but he said it wasn’t him. Initially I didn’t believe him. It took the explanation of another brother who confirmed that he was actually in the church all through the night for me to let things be. I could have killed him.

Before the attack, I had been keeping indoors. I couldn’t go out just anyhow because I knew members of the group would be looking for me.

So, after that incident, my pastor decided to take me to his village, away from the area where everyone knew me.

It is only God that can stop the war Boko Haram and other Islamic religious sects have started against the Christians in Nigeria. I thank God that I am out and now a Christian. The frank advice I can offer to all Christians is that they should start securing their own weapons, tighten their belts and prepare for war. The terrorist sects are prepared for war already. I am just looking at all Christians in Nigeria as dead people because of the level of preparations the sects have made.

It was on March 6, that I had a strange encounter that turned me into a completely different person. We usually go for our preaching on Fridays and Saturdays. I had just returned from one of such outings in Bodinga Local Government Area of Sokoto State, it was around 3pm. I was about to start taking ablution for the evening prayers when it happened. A man in pure, resplendent white attire just appeared to me. And once I saw him I was scared and dropped the small keg of water and ran off to my office. My people were asking me and I told them that I saw a man in white but they said they didn’t see anybody and even when I went back to the spot where I had seen the man, he was no longer there.

Then that night when I slept, the strange man in white came to me again. He was holding a stick and then I was frightened and I shouted and woke up with a start. My people rushed to me and said I was having a nightmare. Our leader said that the man in white must be an evil one. They took me to a powerful Mallam in Gombe who did some prayers for me to ward off the evil man in white. After the prayers, the Mallam assured me that nothing would happen to me and I returned to our base. But then when I slept again the following night, the same man in white appeared to me again and this time, he spoke to me. He said: “God has chosen you”. He said that three times and I again woke up with a start and that again alarmed my people. But when they asked what happened to me, I lied to them that there was nothing.

When it was morning, I took my bathe and deliberately went to see a barber friend who is a Christian. After he had finished cutting my hair, I opened up to him. I told him about my encounter with the strange old man in white and he said that the man must be God reaching out to me. I asked him why God would want to reach out to me. He then asked me if I was ready to give my life to Christ and serve God and immediately I said yes. I was even surprised at the way I simply took it.

Since I started fellowshipping with the church, I have become a different being. The experience was like I had a thorough bathe, which washed off all impurities like diseases and all that. Before the experience, I used to walk around like one afflicted with insanity, but now, I am more relaxed and composed. I now take time to take care of myself and even have inner peace. I used to live on drugs but now, I don’t take drugs any longer. I feel healthy.

It is not easy to quite the brotherhood because we undergo terrible and diabolic initiation process that hardened us. It is only by God’s touch that anyone one could renounce the group. When I was still there a certain high profile member of the Boko Haram sect, named Shuaib, renounced the group. I was part of many others who personally swore that we would ensure that we skin Shuaib alive if we see him anywhere.

But I want to tell my colleagues who are still in it to have a change of heart. I now realize that killing Christians would not take me to heaven; instead, it will take me to hell. And I’m ready to live a good life as a Christian.”

Comments (45)

  1. shouldn’t this guy be in jail?
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  2. Malam Muhammadu ka kyale su. Da ganin fuskar shi ka San ba mu da Masu irin fuskokinnan a zamfara. Kuma karya ne Suke yi wallahi suna Neman haddasa fada a Arewa ne kawai.

  3. If he is sincere he should then assist in exposing his so called friends in Shiite and Boko haram along wiz those he claimed sponsoring them as well as their hideouts to security officials in order to curve dat crime.He should also note dat Islam is for ever against sect,charm and such other believes like spiritual waters or dreams assaciated wiz spiritual powers.

  4. It ɪ̣̝̇ƨ̣̣̇̇ well. May your salvation be a permanent one in jesus name. We love everybody including muslims. Our major aim ɪ̣̝̇ƨ̣̣̇̇ to make heaven. The lord will fight for you against all the attack. Love your courage. ℓ̊ pray you will ΠƠ̴̴̴̴̴̴͡t miss heaven in Jesus name and it will be turning point for others.

  5. The enemy of Nigeria and Nigeria is the sun newspaprers for publishing this cock and bull story. This story is meant to make fire. The downfall of all the enemies of Nigeria will soon come.

  6. In as much as I av issue wif dis story, I still believe some part not totally and to my fellow xtian dt believe dis story in total, ‘una name na sorry’ how can u believe fully such a cock and bull story dt started in Kadunna and ended in Sokoto. Though I know dt some of our muslim brothers don’t take it well wif xtian buh I still believe dt dis story is to some extent fabricated. May God help my fellow xtians and Nigeria in general. Am not seeing xtian as dead, I reject dt prophesy in Jesus name Amen.

  7. To d muslims dis may seem to be lies b/c it involves d muslims.u ppl shld stp being defensive b/c it is vry possible dis story is ntin but d truth.last week I read a story of hw a pastors daughter converted to a muslim,to d muslims it was a vry gud story.they were all tankin allah for dat convert.so y can’t u all believe dat d God of christians can equally touch a muslim to convert to being a christian?I tank God for dis soul dat hav seeked God nd I pray dat many of ur type wil also seek God too.

  8. This is a very crude, raw, amateur & shameful fabrication! I’m so very ashamed for the author for being so very unintelligent.

  9. Tales by moonlight.there no whr in d quran dt say u shld kil a xtain.if he was a tru muslim n want to al islamic school as he say.why cnt he quot d exctly. vers in d quran.borin moonlight tale.

  10. I do not believe the story entirely. Christians allow God to fight the battle cos our God fights for us and himself. We only preach peace and fight by prayers so him saying Christians shld prepare for their weapons is falacy. Also he is a sect Member and Islam is not a sect so I wonder why the Moslems here are so defensive. Sect Members twist the Quran to suit their purpose and confuse these innocent followers. Are sect Members the only Moslems? There are other Moslems and they don’t preach Violence. So pls CAN has nothing to do with this. Defend Islam by denying Boko Haram and other violent sects not by defending the post.

  11. A muslim who prays 5 times could easily be traced from his forehead. Ask every muslim and he will tell you that. This persoon has never being a devoted muslim and might never be.
    Thank you God that a lot of christians here do not even believe in this story. I warned you for publishing this story. See what it has done to your reputation. Some people even think you were paod to do this.

  12. Soul in the bible swor to kill every xtain during his reign as a terror, but the God of peace arous n fought for his ppls, in a minute the terror was arested Spiritually. More arrest is coming for thos who hardened thier hearts in denying d PEACE n UNITY of this country. For u mr shuaib if u truely belive dat Jesus is Lord u ar safe.

  13. Don’t b decieved into blivin ds crook.He shuld b asked to proof dat Islam supports d attrocities they commit.I think instead of applauding him,he shuld b handed over to d police.Atleast,He openly confessed.Imagine,drinking human blood,and U call urself a Muslim.May U roast in hell fire for all d souls u hv taken.

  14. I believe his words,muslims don’t feel his trying to jeopardice u ppl image I am a christain there r true muslims nd dos who misundrstnd islam those r d bokoharam.mind u my bestfrnd is a muslim nd I respect her religion. To me his words r so true

  15. Packet of lies! Hahaha! Look at the face o. Babu ma hasken musulunci a ciki. May Allah guide us to the right path.

  16. may God alone recive all the glory for your confession. My fellow xtain let us not belive or leasten to those blood suckers who called themselves muslem b/cos they are them

  17. in as much I have issues. With this story, I totally disagree that is a fabrication from
    CAN better becareful what you say.

  18. Well prepared fake story

  19. jst put ur 3rust in God cos he is d 1 dat can saves u nd acept also bcos d comin of our lord is at hand belief nd acept im as ur pesonal saviour.

  20. You are a bloody lier your story is saginistic u stay in kaduna n end in sokoto! Frm d story u jst told one can tell dat u r not a muslim cus clericx dun preach outside d musq on fridays nither saturday n u dun av any islamic knowledge cus if u do u will understand dat d killing of God on creation is safe distruction here n after….And GOD will punish u 4 all d innocients souls u’v killed

  21. mr so called nasir isyaku the shitte, u’ve never been a muslim and u never will, u and your so called testimony are complete fallacy. Islam is peace and d only true religion.

  22. Hahahaaaa, nawa oh. The person no even be intelligent liar self. This is an insult- I mean for somebody 2actually think we would believe dis.

  23. Thank God for your life. We pray that through this medium other sect like you will be converted and also give there lives to Christ in Jesus mighty name.

  24. There is nobody that can help or force anybody to believe his words, he himself is capable and just need our sincere mind not in violent manner. God wish will surely stand!

  25. Thank God for His grace. Now that you have decided to follow Jesus , try to totally surrender to Him . May God keep u to the end in Jesus name amen.

  26. christains are not brother to all muslims,believe d story or not,i hv been in north and i know what i pass through during kaduna raiort. D person who come after me was one of my muslin frind in tipper garrage kawo kaduna.if u are a christain stairing in north,ur name is sorry.

  27. My bible says there is no peace for the wicked. All the people troubling this nation will never no peace including their families

  28. This is a bloody lie that was fabricated to disunite muslims & xristians in the country. If u look @ dis picture very well, we in zamfara does not have any resemblance of this. This must be among the niger deltans that were deployed to the north for a mission.

  29. Absolute pure lies. Statistically speaking, more muslim souls were lost in this crises. We really need to dig deeper to find the root of this mess and not waste our time with these desperate attention seekers looking to cause disunity and disaffection among Nigerians

  30. Nothing gave me concern than the time this nincompoop used to type this fallacious and useless tales.
    People like this could even frame crime in the name of Boko Haram. Please beware of monstar like this!!!! He called himself Nasir but he didin’t know his real name. Someone wan to know? ok it’s ‘schmo’

  31. This is unfortunate! Why publish this to ridicule your integrity? I never expected this third rate jargon from an established outfit like yours. Please next time, publish only reliable articles not like this one that can discredit your commitment.

  32. Brother, u’re welcome into God’s kingdom. Jesus says in Romans 8:1 there’s therefore now no condemnation to those who re in Christ Jesus who walk not after d flesh, but after d spirit. You’ve jst shared a spiritual testimony, but d carnal man or d natural man may not believe u. D Bible says that d carnal man cannot understand d things of d spirit cos there spiritually discerned. You’re not d first to come out of these Islamic group to surrender to Christ. Jesus Bless u!

  33. another fabricated story by CAN. their attempt will fail. the last time a bomb went off in a church was before December 15th 2012. and 85% of church attacks are on Catholic Churches and it came just when the catholics decided to pull out of CAN. A senior chieftain of CAN on several occasions signed bail surety on behalf of the slain bokoharam leader. I don’t want to believe but by the above mention facts, am left with no choice. u can dispute my claims but verify first. northern Christians am sorry your leaders are using you for political sacrifice.

  34. ℓ̊ believed some parts of his stories but also believed that he lied in some instances

  35. I don’t believe this story.He’s now a born again stil,he wants the Christians to get themselves prepared for war. He said and I quote: “The frank advice I can offer to all Christians is that they should start securing their own weapons, tighten their belts and prepare for war.” The question is,does religion preach war? Guess he has betrayed is so called terrorist group and now wants to use christianity/christians as his Cloak. If truly u did all u claimed u did wen still in the group,surely ur past will alwz haunt u. In a nut shell,have it in mind that Islam doesn’t ask u to do all u av done.

  36. where does he see this in quran? to kill human being like u? do not fool us jare.this one of ur fabrication to spoil islam, God pass u…

  37. You are most welcome to the christian fold. Your story is like that of the biblical apostle Paul. If you are in Christ Jesus, old things have passed away behold all things about you have become new. You are most welcome to Christiandom.

  38. “The frank advice I can offer to all Christians is that they should start securing their own weapons, tighten their belts and prepare for war. The terrorist sects are prepared for war already. I am just looking at all Christians in Nigeria as dead people because of the level of preparations the sects have made.” Is this not inciting? This story is awful!!!!!!

  39. Fiction,I can’t remember when I had such a good laugh.As usual the media would always portray islam as a disease or cult.anyway mr former shitte ,go ahead and enjoy ur self,what u were practicing before your ‘conversion’ was not islam because in islam there is no complusion,the fact that u were been coerced ,indoctrinated and using charms to secure your self is already anti islam so perhaps u were practicing shiitiesm and bokoharamism which islam doesn’t represent.Anyone noticed the rise in ‘testimonies’ about xtians who were former “(deadly)” muslim givin stories recently.well I must say that the writers of this articles shd be thanked because it is actually them that are getting more ppl reverting to islam.

  40. Not a comprehensionable story.

  41. It seems people take Nigerians to believe everything they read. Please if you’re going to make up stories find a way of fabricating a more convincing one, okay.

  42. This is another story by CAN under the leadership of no 1 Terrorist Pastor Ayo Oritsojafor, your aims is to destroy muslims and the North, but you will be suprise, Allah will destroy you all the evil doers.

  43. Dis is a cook up story joor

  44. YAWN…….. What a long boring story! We are too old and wise to be fooled up with this cock and bull story. Go to little kids, maybe they might believe it as “tales by moonlight”

  45. Story,he is not even coherent in his narratives,he should be brought on live tv programme,let’s quiz him,if not this is just a figment of his imaginations.He doesn’t even look muslim.How much is he paid to say all this?.

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