27 July 2011
*Says original name was Taliban
*To reveal sponsors’ identities
*Dismisses Akhwat Akwop threats
*Youth corps members flee Borno
BY LEKE ADESERI, KINGSLEY OMONOBI, NDAHI MARAMA with Agency Reports
According to the report, by an adherent of the slain leader of the group, Muhammad Yusuf, who also serves as the spokesman, Mallam Ali Teshako, the sect emerged due to lack of good governance and injustice in the country.
He said the original brains behind the sect’s formation were Northern elite who, under the pretext of sponsoring youths to study in the Middle-East, offered them as mercenaries to countries interested in training terrorists.