Boko Haram yesterday apologised to the people of Kano State over what the sect described as “unintentional death of civilians” in the attacks the sect launched in Kano on January 20.
The sect, in a leaflet dropped by some faceless members in some parts of the state capital, said the killing of civilians was not done by its members. “Our attack was on the police. We did not intend killing any civilian,” the group said. The group accused the police of being responsible for such deaths and restated its stand that its attacks were and will remain against the police and other security operatives.
Anxiety Mounts In Sokoto
Following a threat by Islamic sect, Boko Haram, to attack Sokoto State, anxiety has mounted in the state. The sect had in a message signed by its spokesman, Abul Qaga, warned that it had concluded plans to carry out attacks similar to those it carried out in Kano, in the ancient seat of the seat of the caliphate. The group called for the immediate and unconditional release of its members arrested by security agencies and asked the Sultan of Sokoto and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal to intervene, failing which they would hit the state.