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The Street Journal (Punch)
3 February 2012
Confessions Of A Repented Terrorist
While terrorism and wanton acts of destruction go on unabated in
, another can of worms has been opened regarding the identities of the real sponsors of the deadly Boko Haram group. Nigeria
Sheikh Haliru, a founding member of the dreaded jama’aful Ahlul sunna wal Liddawati wal Jihad also referred to as the Boko Haram sect who has since found a new faith made startling revelations recently when he named some well placed Nigerians as the financial backbone of the sect.
Sani Haliru who was born to a Nigerien father and a Nigerian mother grew up in Wulari, in
where his mother hails from. Like most boys, he became an Almajiri at the age of ten and was trained for four years. At 14, he was sent to Borno State where he studied at Sheikh Abubakar Gumi School of Arabic Studies. Apart from being studying at the feet of the popular Sheikh Gumi, Haliru prided himself as a mentee of the late Al Quaeda leader, Osama bin Laden. Kano
Incidentally, as revealed by Haliru, his new faith is in Jesus Christ who he hated and persecuted for 44 years. Before he became a born-again Christian, Haliru saw fire and blood as a jihadist. Narrating his past experience, he said “I took part in the
Kaduna riot of 1992 and in several northern states of , but the state I operated more from was Borno, where I was the State Commander/Chief Strategist. Nigeria
In the early months of May 1986, I was among the 36 Jihadist hardliners, who went on a rampage to attack Christian students of the
. In that same week, the Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership of General Babangida mobilized us and provided some military vans and Army uniforms which our men used and started killing innocent and defenceless Christians all over the Northern states. I and the son of the Emir of Kano, who is now a Christian by name Rev. Paul Ado Bayero, were among the Muslim fanatics who pulled down the sculpture of Jesus at the University of Sokoto . University of Ibadan