WE'LL ATTACK KANO -BOKO HARAM
The Jama'atu Ahlisunnah Lidda'awati Wal-Jihad Islamic sect (commonly known as Boko Haram) has fired a warning that it would attack Kano State if the security agencies continue to hunt its members in the state.
The militant group said its members have done nothing other than pursue the sect's goal of ensuring that states in the northern part of the country embraced the Islamic system of government instead of democracy, which it argued breeds corruption and immorality.
The sect in an open letter addressed to the Kano governor, Dr Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, and Alhaji Abbas Sunusi, and made available to Sunday Sun in Maiduguri was signed by its assistant spokesman, Abu Zaid.
The group vowed to launch a fierce attack on Kano that would be worse than that of Borno except security agencies and ward heads stopped the arrest of its members in the state.
'These same security agents' attitude made Maiduguri, which is known as home of peace, what it is today because they know is (sic) not their home town. Their ugly attitude must be check and stop (sic) with immediate effect and all those arrested should be released immediately. Otherwise I swear with Almighty Allah who created heaven and earth; who sent prophet upon prophets right from Adam (AS) to Muhammad (SAW); who sent down Attaurah, Al-ingil, Azzabur and the Holy Qur'an we may be force (sic) to deploy our men to your state, Kano, and make it worst (sic) than Maiduguri by the grace of Allah,' it warned.
The sect recalled that it sent out similar open letter to the late President Umaru Musa Yar'adua, the security chiefs and the people of Borno State more two years ago, adding that the threat was taken as a joke. It said the events that followed have proved that its warning should not be jettisoned.
'To Allah who made me, we are not joking,' Abu Zaid insisted and urged those the letter was addressed to read the piece 'without prejudice for you to really understand the message we are trying to pass across.'
Zaid wondered why people have failed to asked the reason for the present security situation in Maiduguri, the continuous attack by its members on security agents, ward heads, politicians and the spate of bomb blasts in some parts of the country, including Police Force headquarters bombing.
He said the sect was moved by the killing of its 'unarmed men, youths, women, crippled and even underage' members in 2009.
'They were asked to lie on the ground and were shot on the head and chest by security agents. You all saw our leader, Mallam Muhammed Yusuf, with handcuff and shot severally. You all saw how both Masjid and the Holy Qur'an were being destroyed,' he said.
The letter is reproduced verbatim below:
BISMILLAHIR RAHMANIR RAHIM
FROM: JAMA'ATU AHLISSUNAH LIDDAWATI WAL-JIHAD
1. DR. RABI'U MUSA KWANKWASO, GOVERNOR OF KANO STATE,
2. ALHAJI ADO BAYERO, EMIRE OF KANO,
3. ALHAJI ABBAS SUNUSI, WAMBAN KANO AND
4. ALHAJI YUSUF MAITAMA SULE, DAN MASANIN KANO
ASSALAMU ALAIKUM WARAHATULAHI WABRAKATUH
Glory be to Allah and may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon the seal prophet (SAW).
The present security situation in Maiduguri, the continuously attack of security agents, ward heads, politician and the subsequent bomb blast in some part of the country, including force headquarters suicide bomb attack, who is responsible and why?
Every one may say it's unfortunate, uncalled for or what have you. But TRUTH ARE SACRED AND WILL REMAIN TRUTH EVEN IF PEOPLE DON'T LIKE IT.
You all saw on AL-JAZEERA TV how unarmed men, youths, women, cripple and even under age were asked to laid on the ground and were shut on the head and chest by security agents. You all saw our leader MALLAM MUHAMMAD YUSUF with handcuff and shot severally. You all saw how both MASJID AND THE HOLY QUR'AN were being destroyed.
What are our crime? What damage have we caused or cost Nigeria government, which leads to our attack in Bauchi, Wudil, Gombe, Yobe and Maiduguri two years back? Is sticking to the teachings of the Holy Qur'an and Hadith a crime? Is funeral right a crime?
The reasons are clear: 1. The Nigerian Government is a KUFUR system serving BOTH UNITED NATION (UN) AND CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (CAN) 2. 'We the Jama'atu Ahlisunnah Lidda'awati Wal-Jihad are MUSLIMS and are from the NORTHERN part of the country who spent eight years agitating for ISLAMIC STATE, STRAVING TO BRING BACK THE LOST GLORY OF UTHMAN DAN FODIO. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT? Is just to go back to the ways of our creator (ALLAH) where justice, discipline, good morals, love and care, peace and progress etc will prevails.
Having got the clear picture of what happened, it have come our notice that the present Police Commissioner, Director State Security Service (DSSS) and Ward Heads have jointly started arresting our members IN YOUR STATE (KANO) known to you or not, a situation which we will not take lightly by the grace of ALLAH. We want to made it clear that the country called Nigeria belongs to Allah; same thing Kano and we are SERVANT OF ALLAH. Therefore our members should allow to stay where ever they wish. WE DID NOT TOUCH YOU, THEREFORE OUR MEMBERS (MUSLIMS) SHOULD NOT BE TOUCHED.
These same security agents attitude made MAIDUGURI, which is known as home of peace before to what it is today because they know is not their home town. Therefore these their URGLYATTITUDE MOST be check and stop with immediate effect and all those arrested should be released immediately, other- wise,I SWEAR WITH ALMIGHTY ALLAH who created Heaven and Earth! Who Sent Prophet upon Prophets right from ADAM (AS) to MUHAMMAD (SAW)!! Who Sent down ATTAURAH, AL-INGIL, AZZABUR and the HOLY QUR'AN!!! We may be force to DEPLOY OUR MEN TO YOUR STATE KANO AND MAKE IT WORST THAN MAIDUGURI BY THE GRACE OF ALLAH.
This is exactly same open letter we did to the then president, Late Umaru Musa Yar'adua, security chiefs and the people of Borno State two years back, which they thought was a joke. TO ALLAH WHO MADE ME WE ARE NOT JOKING.
We appeal you read this LETTER without prejudice for you to really understand the message we are trying to pass across.
May ALLAH grant us the understanding of the religion as preached and practice by the prophets and their rightly guided companions.
ABU ZAID, ASSISTANT SPOKESMAN FOR JAMA'ATU AHLISSUNAHTI LIDDA'AWATI WAL-JIHAD.