Islamic fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram, has given reasons for its multiple attacks in Kano on Friday. The group’s spokesperson, Abul Qaqa, told journalists in a telephone interview on Sunday, that the group struck the city in order to prove its worth to security agencies and Kano State Government. The spokesman stated that the security and the Kano State Government refused to heed to its warning that it would attack the state if its members held in custody were not released.
Qaqa further said that the group would not relent in fighting for the rights of their members, many of whom he said were innocently held. He added that Nigerian government would continue to pay for alleged continued oppression and killing of innocent Muslims in the country. He said, “We are only scared of Allah but no one. We must regain our faith and freedom soon. No amount of propaganda against us will deter us. We are guided and strengthen by Allah as you can see.”
Boko Haram, whose real name is Jama’atu Ahlisunnah Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad, had in a letter to the Kano State Governor, Dr. Rabi’u Kwankwaso, in August warned that it would attack the city if the State Security Service continued hunting its members.