The now dreaded Islamist group, Boko Haram, has issued a three-day ultimatum to all Christians living and doing business in the Northern part of Nigeria to vacate, adding that they are now ready to confront the military in areas where the federal government declared state of emergency.
Spokesman of the group, Abul Qaqa, told journalists on Sunday that...
“We find it pertinent to state that soldiers will only kill innocent Muslims in the local government areas where the state of emergency was declared. We would confront them squarely to protect our brothers.”
Speaking in Hausa language, Qaqa said “we also wish to call on our fellow Muslims to come back to the north because we have evidence that they would be attacked. We are also giving a three-day ultimatum to the southerners living in the northern part of Nigeria to move away.”
Qaqa also criticised President Goodluck Jonathan over his visit to the Catholic Church where the bloodiest Christmas day attack took place. “The President had never visited any of the theatres were Muslims were massacred,” he said, naming areas where scores of Muslims were killed in post-election riots in April.
It would be recalled that President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency on Saturday in parts of four states hard hit by violence blamed on Boko Haram.