Monday, September 19, 2011

Boko Haram denies killing Obasanjo’s host

18 September 2011

MAIDUGURI – Hours after a splinter group of the Jamaatu Ahlil Sunna Lidawati wal Jihad (J.A.S.L.J), aka Boko Haram was quoted on a BBC radio broadcast, claiming responsibility for the Saturday’s  killing of their ex-leader’s brother in-law, Babakura Alhaji Fugu, another faction  of the sect has denied responsibility.

The group described the death of Fugu, as painful and unfortunate, saying, they were not the ones responsible for his death as reported on the Hausa Service of the BBC.

In a telephone chat with Vanguard’s reporter in Maiduguri, one of the group’s top members, Abu Kaka, shortly after the BBC report,  said the claim in the media concerning his group was  false .

According to him, “We are not happy with the way we were being misquoted and misrepresented in the media … Today, we received with shock the unfortunate killing of the family member of our leader Sheik Muhammed Yusuf, but to our dismay we later on heard it on the BBC that we said we were responsible for it. This is unacceptable because the BBC cannot receive a text message (sent to their head office) without our name on it and ascribed it to us.”

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