Boko Haram Threatens To Bomb Government Buildings In 19 Northern States, Abuja-PREMIUM TIMES

By Abdulrahman Abdulmalik

Boko Haram issues new threats and says all government establishments in northern Nigeria and Abuja should be evacuated in preparation for deadly attacks

The extremist Boko Haram sect says it is set to resume its deadly attacks with sights now aimed at bombing government-owned properties, offices and residential quarters, in the 19 northern states and Abuja.

In what appears to be a defensive response to growing public anger and a tactical shift in operational approach, the spokesperson for the sect, Abul Qaqa, told PREMIUM TIMES, Thursday afternoon, that the facilities being targeted are in retaliation for the destruction of properties belonging to its members and those it characterized as "innocent landlords" in some parts of Kano and Borno States.

In a prompt response, the police asked Nigerians to disregard such a threat and go about their normal businesses, adding that it is battle ready to repel any attack by "any criminal group".

It is not clear whether the State Security Service is aware of the fresh threat by the group. The spokesperson for the agency, Marilyn Ogar, declined comments, saying she would not respond to telephone enquiries.

In a move indicating that the group is battling for its share of the minds of the public, Mr Qaqa also said his sect is giving a notice in advance of the attacks because, "we don't want innocent people to be caught in the attacks. We are not happy that innocent people are dying in our war with the government. And that is why we have reduced our attacks in the past few days to enable us to strategize."

He accused the Joint Task Forces, the inter-agency outfits in charge of security in Kano and Borno states, of harassing and arresting members of the sect in the two states.

"Most of these people live in rented apartments," Mr. Qaqa claimed.

"But to our utmost surprise, after arresting them, some with their wives and family members, the JTF will bring out their properties. Both the apartments and the properties are then destroyed.

"This has become the new trend and it is becoming difficult for people to rent out accommodation to people, and a lot of people, including our people are homeless.

"Because of this trend, we have decided that in the coming days, every Nigerian, especially in the North, including Abuja, should vacate any government quarters or buildings - residential, office, classroom or anything owned by government.

"Every government building, whether occupied or empty will be blown up. Whoever is caught up in the attacks has his or herself to blame. We have done our best by
issuing this warning," Mr. Qaqa said coldly.

We are ready for them

But the spokesperson of the police, Frank Mba, who refused to disclose whether or not his force is aware of the threat, said the security consciousness and readiness of the police is at its peak.

"For us, security is 24 hours," Mr. Mba said.

"Whether there are threats or no threats from criminal groups, we will continue to provide the best level of security.

"We want to urge Nigerians to disregard whatever threats there are. We also want to reassure Nigerians of our commitments to providing the citizens and other inhabitants of utmost security."

The police spokesperson said the new leadership of the force had put in place an elaborate and effective counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency strategies.

History of killings

The Boko Haram sect, founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2002, set out seeking to impose a stricter form of Sharia or Islamic law in northern Nigeria and end corruption.

The group gradually became violent after the five days of clashes in July 2009 between the group and members of the security forces in Borno, Yobe, Bauchi, and Kano states that left more than 800 people dead, including at least 30 police officers.

During that unrest, the police captured and allegedly killed the Boko Haram leader, Mohammed Yusuf, along with several dozen of his followers in Maiduguri.

Since the July 2009 clash with the authorities, the group has executed series of attacks on Nigeria.

Suspected members of the group carried out hundreds of attacks on cities in northern Nigeria, targeting government security officers, politicians, traditional leaders, opposing clerics, Muslims, Christians, students and journalists.

Last year, the group claimed responsibility for the November bombings in Damaturu, Yobe State, that left at least 100 people dead, and a suicide bomb attack in August on the United Nations building in Abuja that killed 24 people and injured more than 100 others.

 

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There are some interesting

There are some interesting points in time in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There is some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as well in here http://www.mkoutletca.com

There are some interesting

There are some interesting points in time in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There is some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as well in here http://www.mkoutletca.com

Compose yourself

Good! Tell d whole world how stupid and nutty you ar with ur baseless comment. You ar coming up, keep it up, it's obvious d North hv alot of educated fools lyk u who speak b4 thinking.

Nigeria as two separate 'POLES'

I vividly foresee perpetual chaos in either part of the Southern-Pole (or country), bcos of manifold cultural diversity. Mr. Wolex did u forget abt Biafra-War in the 60s/70s? the trauma that our parents/brothers went through. If you personally insisted for the political break-up without actual focal-point of pursuit, then your people should get-it clear with rest of , the Igbos, Ijaws, Urohbos, Ifiks,Isekiris and lots of other strong political groups that may want to ride on others squally even if thrustlly. Please re-think about your notion of dividing Nig and posit some reasonable idea for the betterment of Nigerians.

this is not about religion idiot

This is how you start problem, nobody said anything about Islam or Muslims. People are only condemning boko haram. Why would you want to turn this to religion argument. I am sure you are one of boko haram member creating concussion everywhere and giving religion as excuse.. Fellow Nigerians this is not a war between Muslims and xtians or northerners and southerners but between Nigerians and boko haram

RE boko Haram Threat

Thank you very much Mohammed Idris, you have nailed it, this is the point, it is a pity that majority of our commentators here dont seem to get it that the Boko Haram thing is a war by some foreign nationals plus few hungary nigerians, this war is not about muslim/xtian but the work of Lucifer and its agents

Ka ci Uwarka Safiyan. Jaki

Ka ci Uwarka Safiyan. Jaki kawai, Allah din Uwarka ko Musuluncin Ubanka. Shege dan Kano kawai. Mutanen Kano, Jahilai suka jawo mana wannan bala'in. Kaduna developed, shegu 'yan Kano infected us.

WE CAN'T STAND AS ONE NIGERIA ANY MORE!!

All we need now is to have two different countries called NORTHERN NIGERIA & SOUTHERN NIGERIA!! Some one once said that Nigeria should break into two some years back and we all called him a fool at 40 is a fool for life! But what is happening now shows that time has come for us to find our roots back home because we all have different views about this country that was once called a National. I was born & schooled in the north years back, it was not like this! The north WAS one of the best ares you can live. But what do we have now?

The south WAS also nice for business & what do we have now? Let us have SOUTH & NORTH NIGERIA as country's. This is al we ask for Mr. GEJ!!

NORTHERN NIGERIA & SOUTHERN NIGERIA!!

Why can't we have the Northern Nigeria and Southern Nigeria as two different country? We don't want to be one Nigeria again! Let the Northerns be as a country if that is what they want. How long will this killing end? We can't stand as a Nation any more beacuse we all have different religious & believes! We can't stand as one with all this killing & bombing. What is it that the northerns wants by bombing & killing? They should have their own NATIONAL!! They can also call it any name they feel like.

This country called Nigeria is of no use when we are not United, no care, love or feelings for human life! It is time we break up & that I stand for & will also ways stand for! We all have to break up!!

Allahumma aj alni minattauwabina waja alni minal mutadahirina

AllAh ya karemu yakare mutuncinmu da addininmu my dear brothers and sisters addu a u saiful muumineen is the only solution don't rely on governmen be careful pls.

Boko Haram

We northerners, we thank God bcos the scenario started in the north and ended soon in the south. Any way for southerners? Bomb blasts answer all!

Are they seeking my permission or what?

"The extremist Boko Haram sect says it is set to resume its deadly attacks with sights now aimed at bombing government-owned properties, offices and residential quarters, in the 19 northern states and Abuja"

Are they seeking my permission or what? What and who really in Nigeria today is stopping them. GEJ? Madam, what is on the menu jare? I need some eba! Bomb and bomb the more; trust me, the south will cave in and hand you the presidency in 2015. Go on and blow the damn place down and you will definitely make my day. That will be justice for majority of Nigerians, home and abroad.

Is that a problem?

Not a problem at all, so long it stays in the north.

Any southerners in the north, you are on your own.

Olusegun Olaleye

Do Not Take Offence

My dear brothers from the North.

Do not take offense at what is written here on Sahara Reporters.

They say nasty things about Islam because they are faceless here. We are 160 Million and the people who write this rubbish are very small percentage, negligible percentage.

They can not say it on the streets and neither can they put their real names and pictures beside their messages.

You make yourself look stupid when you start to threaten someone who you met online at a forum like SR.

Read the messages and move on. Threats are counter productive and put the faith under bad light. Do not threaten anybody or threaten Sahara Reporters.

You too say you own about their faith so all are now equal.

BOKO HARAM THREAT

Nigerians should not be fooled. These terorists called Boko Haram are not Nigerians. The major actors are foreigners who recruited some hungry good for nothing moslems to slaughter thier christain and moslem brothers and sisters. Thier Foreign sponsors dont seem to understand that it is practically impossible to islamise the Northern part of this Nation, talk less of the entire nation. Somebody should advise these foreign DONORS from Islamic nations that they are wasting valuable resources that would have been used to better the lot of thier citizens. No matter how hard they try it is impossible to turn the North to an Islamic Nation. Even if they kill all the christains in the north, destroy everything destroyable, they are wasting thier time, energies and monies. The dream and vision and aspiration of Islamising the North is practically impossible. I wish them HELL FIRE for the distruction of innocent souls

Boko haram has nothing to do

Boko haram has nothing to do with religion. The sect was created by Buhari in 2003 That is the armed wing of the Fulani Hegemonic tree which they want to plant in all the zones of the north....they have the money and the resources to do anything. Including creating cells for boko haram in all the 36 states of the federation..ask yourself why Tinubu is being toasted by Buhari....is the west not controlled by Moslems leaders led by Tinubu . They have learnt from their mistakes with regards to abiola and late gani..so are prepared to have Buhari and Bakare who converted from boko haram to christianity...don't forget the Fulanis only use and dump..for the south south shagari will never have become president.....are they not out to destroy the revenue base of Nigeria together with Gej...while they refuse to have us go our separate ways with their lies for a better tomorrow for our kids in their sharia infested environment

Boko haram has nothing to do

Boko haram has nothing to do with religion. The sect was created by Buhari in 2003 That is the armed wing of the Fulani Hegemonic tree which they want to plant in all the zones of the north....they have the money and the resources to do anything. Including creating cells for boko haram in all the 36 states of the federation..ask yourself why Tinubu is being toasted by Buhari....is the west not controlled by Moslems leaders led by Tinubu . They have learnt from their mistakes with regards to abiola and late gani..so are prepared to have Buhari and Bakare who converted from boko haram to christianity...don't forget the Fulanis only use and dump..for the south south shagari will never have become president.....are they not out to destroy the revenue base of Nigeria together with Gej...while they refuse to have us go our separate ways with their lies for a better tomorrow for our kids in their sharia infested environment

U bloody stupid Christian!!!

wat about ur fellow xtians in various parts of dis cntri, caught redhanded in attackin muslims,their xtians in cocs n other unidentified citizens unnecessarily? n du u think in dat dis stupid undetermined incompetent n hypocritic socalled president whose stupidity n incompetency has nationally n internationally exposed can effectivly rule dis country? i blf dat dis 2 qsts can neva b answered by an irrational person lyk u.butmark u!! it is only d ALMIGHTY ALLAH can rescue dis cntri tru Bugari (a gud lida)

THE GOVERNMENT MUST NOT IGNORE THIS THREAT

They are at it again,it will serve the government not to ignore this latest threat.End

Eddy

Are they seeking my permission or what?

"The extremist Boko Haram sect says it is set to resume its deadly attacks with sights now aimed at bombing government-owned properties, offices and residential quarters, in the 19 northern states and Abuja"

Are they seeking my permission or what? What and who really in Nigeria today is stopping them. GEJ? Madam, what is on the menu jare? I need some eba!

Bomb and bomb the more; trust me, the south will cave in and hand you the presidency in 2015. Go on and blow the damn place down and you will definitely make my day. That will be justice for majority of Nigerians, home and abroad.

@Seyi, are u mad? Do u

@Seyi, are u mad? Do u realize that fellow Nigerians work in those buildings. U must b abroad or in Lagos where u think u are safe. Do u think ur brother cannoot be in one of those buildings one day. A Yoruba boy like u was working safely in Abuja when his father was among those murdered in BUK by Boko Haram. Watch what u ask for. It might b ur father tomorrow.

BH 2 bomb govt buildings in d 19 northern states

There is d need for costant prayers in mosques & churces 2 gwamnonin suyi koyi da gwamna kwankwaso na aurar da zaur 100

now you guys are talking

now you guys are talking

boko haram or southern agender.

America, CAN, OBJ, GEJ, CORRUPT NORTHER ELDERS And southerners, u shld knw tht north and islam is ALLAH'S wish, u shld knw who u are fighting, pls go back 2 history see how ALLAH protecs his servants and their land.

Allah kare musulamai da

Allah kare musulamai da muslunci gabaki daya.

B sensesible enof in ur speech.

It is obvious dat boko haram activities is an indirect system of introducing religious war into dis nation thereby callin 4 disintegration of d country.d reason why it seems most prominent muslims ve nt really stand 2 condem dis barbaric act of BH is because dey felt leadership resides on hands of a southerner dats y ageless political animal like Buhari wil wake up n predict evil 4 himself n not 4 nigerians.anyway BH should go ahead with dere bombins of properties meant for further development of dere regions.by d tym dey bombed everything i wonda wot wil b left paraventure we disintegrate.n let mi make it clear we as xtians has endure enof with dere attacks on churches,veri soon a retaliatory attack wil commence accept they put a stop to that...boko fools...

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STOP WASTING INK AND PAPER ON THOSE IGNORANT FOOL

Stop wasting ink and paper reporting the threats of these ignorant fools. The feed on publicity and the earlier we cut them off... cold turkey, the better we will be. Everyday, we wake up reading about the threat from these fools. Do us all a favor... dont tell us anymore any time they threaten to shoot school children in the name of Religion. I am sick of it all and I am sick of reading about these fools in the papers. And if we are harboring the illusion that we can actually talk to those illitrate idiots and wow them with our dialouge, we will indeed wake up from that dream worse off. STOP REPORTING THEIR THREATS...STOP TRYING TO TALK TO THEM... LET THEM DIE OF IGNORANCE IN THE NAME OF RELIGION.

NIGERIANS LEAVE SENTIMENTS ALONE

IF BOKO HARAM CAN DECIDED TO START TARGETING ALL THE THIEVING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, SENATORS AND THE CRIMINALS AND KILLERS CALLING THEMSELF NIGERIA LEADER I AM SURE THEY WILL RECEIVE GOOD SUPPORTS OF NIGERIANS, AND IF A COUNTRY CAN NOT PROVIDE BASIC AMENITIES TO IT POPULANCE THEN SUCH COUNTRY SHOULD SEIZE TO EXIST.
AM SURE THIS IS THE BEGINING OF THE END, WELL NIGERIA POLITICIAN LOOTS AND STEAL PUT PEOPLE IN HUNGER ONE THEY THEY WILL SEE THE RESULTS AND ONE OF THOSE RESULTS ARE NIGER DELTA STRUGGLE AND BOKO HARAM, I AM ASSURING THEM THAT MORE IS TO COME THEY SHOULD WAIT AND SEE

Counter Terrorist Unit

You blood thirsty descendant of Ishmael, never satisfied with the amount of vulnerable blood you shed, all bcos of one hell of a deluded cause. Your sins shall find you out. Amen.

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