While the Boko Haram sect continues to face the onslaught from Nigeria’s armed forces, the embattled group has threatened to wage a war against the youths in Borno and Yobe States for helping security forces to identify its members. The threat was directed at youths who are taking part in vigilante activities in the two states.
The threat was issued by Abu Zinnira, a spokesman for the sect who said the terrorist group will also start a war against the governments of Borno and Yobe States for the arrest of its members.
In the statement written in Hausa language and sent to journalists by e-mail, Zinnara stated that “we have established that the youth in Borno and Yobe states are now against our course. They have connived with security operatives and are actively supporting the government of Nigeria in its war against us. We have also resolved to fight back”.
It will be recalled that as a result of the activities of the Boko Haram sect, 3 states, namely Borno, Yobe and Adamawa came under a State of Emergency. The armed forces have been battling the group since then.
The group however dared security forces again on Monday as it went on a killing spree, murdering students of a secondary school in Maiduguri on Monday.