The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of the Boko Haram insurgents group, has asked residents of Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State, the hometown of the acting Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police Force, Baba Alkali to join them after they attacked the LGA headquarters.
The attack which was launched on Friday resulted in the killing and injuring of some residents after the ISWAP insurgents engaged in a gun battle with soldiers and has seen the insurgents enlightening the residents of the area on why they are attacking.Although PRNigeria, an online publication that circulates security information, reported that the attack had been foiled by army troops assisted by fighter helicopters from the Nigerian Airforce (NAF), FIJ said reports from locals say the insurgents are still raiding the community, despite interventions from security operatives. FIJ further said it gathered that the terrorists have hoisted their flags in the community and are distributing a pamphlet, inviting residents to join them.
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The pamphlet, obtained by FIJ, explained the ideology of the insurgents and stated that they are happy to accept anyone who is willing to repent and join them. Written in the Hausa Language, the pamphlet titled ‘Joining the Islamic State’ carries the ISWAP logo. A part of the pamphlet claims to have come with “good news” to members of the community.
“Any Muslim that is not fighting our Islamic State is free from us, so long he is obeying the rules of Allah,” a part of the pamphlet reads. ” Anybody who repents from polytheism and obeys Allah is free from us”, the letter reads. A section of the pamphlet also lists the targets of terrorists as polytheists – people who believe in more than one God -, Christians and other disbelievers
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Stating the reason behind the insurgency and attacks launched all over the Northern region, the gtoup said it is fighting whoever is fighting islam even if such is a Muslim. “We’re fighting whoever is fighting Islam, even if he claims to be a Muslim”, the letter added with an ending note which, when translated reads, “The Kingdom of Islam the Kingdom of all Muslims, come and meet it, its doors are open to you”.TRENDING VIDEO OF THE DAY: 9 Black Female Presidents Who Have Made A Difference Photos Credit: Getty
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