Street Journal has found out that prior to Friday’s attack on the city of Kano by the Jama’tu Ahl Issunah Liddawati wal-Jihad, often referred to as the Boko Haram sect, the Kano State Government, the Emir of Kano and some other notable citizens had been warned of an impending attack. The sect had written an open letter to the Governor in August 2011 stating that the state would come under attack if some demands were not met. The demands stated in the letter included the release of some of their members who were arrested by security agents. The letter reads:
BISMILLAHIR RAHMANIR RAHIM
FROM: JAMA’ATU AHLISSUNAH LIDDAWATI WAL-JIHAD
1. DR. RABI’U MUSA KWANKWASO, GOVERNOR OF KANO STATE,
2. ALHAJI ADO BAYERO, EMIR OF KANO,
3. ALHAJI ABBAS SUNUSI, WAMBAN KANO AND
4. ALHAJI YUSUF MAITAMA SULE, DAN MASANIN KANO
ASSALAMU ALAIKUM WARAHATULAHI WABRAKATUH
Glory be to Allah and may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon the seal prophet (SAW).
The present security situation in Maiduguri, the continuously attack of security agents, ward heads, politician and the subsequent bomb blasts in some part of the country, including Force Headquarters suicide bomb attack, who is responsible and why?
Every one may say it’s unfortunate, uncalled for or what have you. But TRUTH IS SACRED AND WILL REMAIN THE TRUTH EVEN IF PEOPLE DON’T LIKE IT.
You all saw on AL-JAZEERA TV how unarmed men, youths, women, cripple and even under age were asked to lie on the ground and were shot on the head and chest by security agents. You all saw our leader MALLAM MUHAMMAD YUSUF with handcuff and shot severally. You all saw how both MASJID AND THE HOLY QUR’AN were being destroyed.
What is our crime? What damage have we caused or cost the Nigerian government? What led to our attacks in Bauchi, Wudil, Gombe, Yobe and Maiduguri two years back? Is sticking to the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and Hadith a crime? Is funeral rite a crime?
The reasons are clear:
1. The Nigerian Government is a KUFUR system serving BOTH UNITED NATION (UN) AND CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (CAN)
2. “We the Jama’atu Ahlisunnah Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad are MUSLIMS and are from the NORTHERN part of the country who spent eight years agitating for ISLAMIC STATE, STRIVING TO BRING BACK THE LOST GLORY OF UTHMAN DAN FODIO. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT? It is just to go back to the ways of our creator (ALLAH) where justice, discipline, good morals, love and care, peace and progress etc will prevail.
Having got the clear picture of what happened, it has come our notice that the present Police Commissioner, Director State Security Service (DSSS) and Ward Heads have jointly started arresting our members IN YOUR STATE (KANO) known to you or not, a situation which we will not take lightly by the grace of ALLAH. We want to make it clear that the country called Nigeria belongs to Allah; same thing Kano and we are SERVANTS OF ALLAH. Therefore our members should be allowed to stay where ever they wish. WE DID NOT TOUCH YOU; THEREFORE OUR MEMBERS (MUSLIMS) SHOULD NOT BE TOUCHED.
These same security agents’ attitude made MAIDUGURI, which is known as home of peace before to be what it is today because they know it is not their home town. Therefore this UGLY ATTITUDE MUST be checked and stopped with immediate effect and all those arrested should be released immediately, otherwise, I SWEAR WITH ALMIGHTY ALLAH who created Heaven and Earth! Who Sent Prophet upon Prophets right from ADAM (AS) to MUHAMMAD (SAW)!! Who Sent down ATTAURAH, AL-INGIL, AZZABUR and the HOLY QUR’AN!!! We may be forced to DEPLOY OUR MEN TO YOUR STATE KANO AND MAKE IT WORSE THAN MAIDUGURI BY THE GRACE OF ALLAH.
This is exactly same open letter we wrote to the then president, Late Umaru Musa Yar’adua, security chiefs and the people of Borno State two years back, which they thought was a joke. TO ALLAH WHO MADE ME WE ARE NOT JOKING.
We appeal that you read this LETTER without prejudice for you to really understand the message we are trying to pass across.
May ALLAH grant us the understanding of the religion as preached and practiced by the prophets and their rightly guided companions.