‘We’re behind it’ – Boko Haram claims accountability for Katsina schoolboys abduction
Boko Haram has claimed accountability for the kidnapping of a whole lot of schoolboys from Authorities Science Secondary Faculty, Kankara, Katsina state.
Gunmen had invaded the college, and Aminu Masari, governor of the state, confirmed that over 300 college students had been kidnapped.
In a video launched on Tuesday, Abubakar Shekau, chief of Boko Haram, stated his group was liable for the assault.
Shekau stated the college was educating its college students issues that might “destroy Islam”.
Boko Haram’s ideology is towards western schooling.
“What occurred in Katsina was performed to advertise Islam and discourage un-Islamic practices as Western schooling is just not the kind of schooling permitted by Allah and his Holy Prophet,” he stated within the four-minute lengthy video.
“They’re additionally not educating what Allah and his Holy Prophet commanded. They’re quite destroying Islam. It could be delicate, however Allah the Lord of the skies and earths is aware of no matter is hidden. Might Allah promote Islam. Might we die as Muslims.
“In a nutshell, we’re behind what occurred in Katsina.”
Abdul Labaran, a spokesperson for Katsina authorities, nevertheless, had stated “gunmen who kidnapped Kankara college students have phoned a mum or dad and instructed him to start gathering ransom cash and requested him to inform the navy to desist from air surveillance of their hiding place or else”.
The navy had stated an operation to rescue the coed was in progress.
There have been sequence of assaults, particularly for the aim of kidnapping within the area, however the abduction of the scholars would be the first claimed by Boko Haram.
The insurgents are identified for his or her decade-long assaults within the north-east which has killed 1000’s and left hundreds of thousands displaced.
Much like the Katsina abduction, Boko Haram had invaded Authorities Women Secondary Faculty (GGSS), Chibok, Borno state in 2014 and kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls.
Greater than half of the ladies are but to be discovered.