We Have 100 Volunteer Suicide Bombers for 2011 High Profile Targets, Says Boko Haram
The Boko Haram sect has dropped another bombshell.
The group said at the weekend that it has screened about 100 volunteers for sundry suicide attacks on high profile targets planned for 2011.
Some of the targets are the presidential villa, Vice President Namadi Sambo, Jigawa Governor, Sule Lamido, that of Niger, Babangida Aliyu; and former Speaker, Bello Massari.
The group also disclosed that for 2012, a larger number of faithful has been lined up for the fierce Jihad that would be occasioned by suicide bombings against what they tag illegal Federal and State governments of infidels.
Abu Zaid, spokesman for the group that has left in its trail tons of murdered citizens, and destruction of properties worth tens of millions of naira, maintained that their quest is total islamization of Nigeria, and not in just 12 northern states as reported in the media.
He said “we never made such statement we wanted sharia in 12 states. The person who said this was one Usman Al- Zawahiri , and we don't know him ...in fact our investigation revealed that he is SSS operative brought in to discredit us and give an impression we are divided . I am the only spokesperson appointed by our Amir, Mallam Abubakar Shekau, that is why I gave you this video and pictures of the bomber which clearly shows I am the authentic spokesman for the group"
Zaid who spoke in Hausa, described the Force Headquarters attack as successful.
According to him " of course we planned it as a suicide attack right from the outset . The attacker left his will to his family...we were with him and he bid everyone farewell. He was calm and looked peaceful even when he had decided to give his life away. Many brothers envied him and wished it were there turn to act...so far we have screened nearly 100 persons for suicide attacks for this year alone in Nigeria...more than this number are getting ready for next year ."
Still on the Force Headquarters blast, the group which maintained that it believes in the cause of the Al Quaeda based in Somalia and other parts of Africa said " the police lied when it said the car was a V Boot . It was an ash colored Honda 86. We are surprised as to why the police are confused anytime we strike. The bomb we used was a readymade bomb which we acquired from abroad and we are going to use several of them in future attacks"
The group which warned that Nigerians should take them seriously said many lives would be lost " before we overthrow this illegal government."
According to Zaid , all members of the sect have sworn to be faithful, and that no member dared undermine the cause of Boko Haram saying " if our leader mall am Abubakar Shekau decides to undermine this Jihad we shal not hesitate to kill him ..."