DATED: 24TH MARCH 2014
This is the full text of the latest message from the Boko Haram leader, ABUBAKAR SHEKAU. The transcribed message, which was delivered in Hausa and in Kanuri, reads as follows:
“Of course there is no doubt about it; we carried out the attacks in Maiduguri and we were responsible for the other attacks being carried out all over. But the Giwa Barracks attack is something worth telling, because Allah has helped us to kill his enemies in Giwa Barracks. We launched the Maiduguri attacks and killed infidels in Giwa Barracks.
But specifically, I will devote half of my speech to the issue of Civilian JTF. Your name is not Civilian JTF but Civilian Trouble. My advice to you so-called Civilian-JTF is to flee, take up arms, get conscripted into the army or police, because I am telling you is that I have started a war against you. The war against you has just begun.
In this world, there are two kinds of people; there are those who are with us or those who are against us, and the latter group are those I’ll kill once I spot them. From now on, my focus of attack is going to be the Civilian-JTF.
Let the Civilian-JTF know that this is me, Shekau talking. You will now really understand the person called Shekau. You don’t know my madness, right? It is now that you will see the true face of my madness. I swear by Allah’s holy name that I will slaughter you. I will not be happy if I don’t personally put my knife on your necks and slit your throats. Yes! I’ll slaughter you! I’ll slaughter you! And I’ll slaughter you again and again.
I call on all my followers and brethren wherever you are, to rise and take up arms and start killing the vagabond. Kill them, kill them and kill them. Now our religion and our way of worship is nothing but killings, killings and killings! Kill and slaughter but don’t eat them. You should spare the old, women, the lunatic, and the repentant.
You only succeeded in arresting innocent civilians in the city, placing tyres on their necks and setting them alight. By Allah, I will kill you. Killing is my job. Let’s kill them all, we’d rather leave this world. Let the whole world perish! May Allah curse you!
Oh! Allah, they are your servants but are they are assisting (Goodluck) Jonathan, they are your servants who pray but are humouring the Koran, they are your servants but are assisting Clinton and Obama.
Allah gave us the courage to break into Giwa Barracks (where) we killed and we burnt. We rescued over 2,000 of our brethren, and most of them Commanders!…One of them even took up a gun and started fighting there. They all got away.
Glory be to Allah. The world has changed! Work has started. And for your information, western education is forbidden. University is forbidden, you should vacate university! You should leave university, I hate university. You should quit university, I hate it, bastard.
Western education is totally forbidden. Girls, you should return to your homes. In Islam, it is allowed to take infidel women as slaves and in due course we will start taking women away and sell in the market.
We carried out the Maiduguri attack. And those you killed included freed detainees who were not our members but ordinary people who on being freed headed to town, thinking they were safe. They were dressed in shorts and when you encountered them you mistook them for us and killed them. This was what really happened.
We rescued all of our brethren, we gave them clothing, shelter, vehicles, food and all they needed….Our brethren are in good state, we thank God.
“Nigerians, let me let you know that you are in serious disaster. Don’t think we are northerners, because you are misunderstanding the whole thing.
Let me make it crystal clear to you save you from unnecessary distorted newspapers and the radio analysis on issues you don’t understand. We are not fighting the north, we are fighting the world. And you will see us fighting the world. This is our job.
I promise that we will kill all your (Muslim) clerics. Just like I killed Albani and it was splashed all over the newspapers. I’ll kill them all. Who was Albani, he was nothing. I’ll kill all of them. I’ll spare none but who follow Allah and the Prophet. Whoever follows Jews and the west is my enemy.
My brethren wherever you are, in Abuja, Lagos, or the south-south, wherever you are, commence attacks. Even as an individual, take up your swords and slaughter anyone you come across in his sleep.
My brethren, take up knives and start slaughtering people. Just pick up your knife and break into homes and kill. I heard some people asking Jonathan to relocate to the northeast to take charge of the fight against us, but let me tell you, Jonathan is too small, let even Obama, the President of America relocate to Nigeria and take charge, we will not be deterred”- ABUBAKAR SHEKAU, SUPREME COMMANDER OF BOKO HARAM,
A woman in India has given birth to conjoined twin girls – who appear to have two heads and one shared body, the Independent reported.
The infants were born via cesarean section at Cygnus J.K. Hindu Hospital in Sonipat, Haryana. They suffer from dicephalic parapagus, meaning they have separate spinal cords, necks and heads, but they share all major limbs and vital organs. Conjoined twins with this condition typically cannot be separated.
According to the Independent, the babies’ parents could not afford an ultrasound, which would have picked up on their condition in utero.
“The parents are very distressed, and we are helping the family the best we can,” said Dr. Shikha Malik, who delivered the babies.
The twins are currently in the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU), and doctors are worried that they have a very slim chance of survival.
ABUJA – At least seven people were killed and dozens injured in Nigeria’s capital after thousands of panicked job-seekers stampeded during a government recruitment drive in the national stadium on Saturday.
Survivors told AFP that thousands had gathered to apply for jobs with the immigration department in the Abuja stadium.
One witness said the stampede broke out as applicants surged towards a central stage. They said only one entrance to the 60,000-capacity stadium was open. It wasn’t clear how many people were inside at the time of the crush.
“The immigration service was having a recruitment exercise at the stadium … there was a stampede and they brought the victims to the national hospital,” said hospital spokesman Tayo Haastrup.
No official casualty list was given, but an AFP journalist on the scene counted seven dead and dozens injured.
Many injured people could not be admitted to hospital due to lack of capacity.
Those with stable injuries “will be sent to other hospitals so that we can deal with the numerous injured that continue to arrive,” said Haastrup.(AFP)
The Honourable Minister for FInance, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala had told the world that the government of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has created millions of jobs in the country during the centenary anniversary of the country.
..AT LAST THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT CONDEMNS THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST A NIGERIAN MAN
THE Federal Government has demanded appropriate administrative and legal action from the South African government against two of its officers from the Police Service in Cape-Town over an assault on one Nigerian, Mr Clement Emekeneh.
The two officers were, last Friday reported by a local television (ETV) in the country, to have beaten an unidentified individual who was later confirmed to be a Nigerian.
In his reaction, the Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador S.S. Yusuf, in a statement yesterday said the action which has caused public outrage, has “further highlighted the lawlessness of the South African Police Service, which has become notorious for extra-judicial actions.”
The envoy noted that though the South African Police Service immediately issued a public statement condemning the action of its members while the Independent Police Investigation Department (IPID) also arrested the two officers captured in the television report and were placed on suspension, Yusuf assured that the mission would not relent on its effort to see that justice is done.
“In addition, the High Commissioner, through the effort of the Nigerian Community Leader in Cape Town, was able to speak with the victim, Mr. Clement Emekeneh, to sympathise with him, assuring him of the mission’s support and the necessary steps taken to protest to the host authorities to ensure that justice is done,” he said.
According to the statement, the two officer were charged to court on Monday, March 11, 2014, while the accused officers were granted bail in the sum of Rand 1, 500 each while the case was adjourned till May 9, 2014.
ENUGU—Leader of the pro-Biafra group, Biafra Zionist Movement, BZM, Barrister Benjamin Onwuka has claimed responsibility for last Saturday’s invasion of Enugu State Government House saying members of his group took control of the Enugu State seat of power for about four hours after they successfully hoisted the flag of the Republic of Biafra and some banners at the main gate.
He briefed newsmen at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Press Centre, Enugu, Wednesday morning , where he claimed responsibility for the invasion, which he said was primarily to reclaim the old headquarters of the former Biafra Republic.
Onwuka dismissed speculations that the group was sponsored by some politicians in Enugu State explaining that the major target of the BZM members was to hoist the Biafran flag as a symbol of rebirth of the defunct Biafra Republic.
He said that members of the group who were not armed, were in the Government House from 3 am to 7am before soldiers dislodged them, insisting that they accomplished their mission.
He, however, warned that Nigeria should vacate the Biafra territory before March 31, 2014 or risk a bloody war, disclosing that his group had concluded plans to take over total control of Biafra land from April 1.
BZM as they are called is a new group in the South East of Nigeria and people are dissatisfied with their activities as the Country is yet to win the battle against the dreaded Boko Haram in the Northern part of Country. Could this be the rising of another terrorist group in the South East of the country?
Johannesburg – A man in his 30s was shot dead in the Pretoria city centre, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.
“The incident [concerns] a love triangle involving the two men and a woman. The man was killed by three gunshots fired at him; the fourth bullet missed him and hit a shop window,” said spokesperson Ann Poortman.
Poortman said the alleged shooter, aged 35, walked into the deceased’s workplace on Tuesday morning and an argument between the two ensued.
“The suspect pulled out a firearm and shot the man in the stomach, he ran out of the building and the suspect followed him.”
He allegedly fired a second shot which hit the deceased in the back. A third shot missed and hit a shop window.
“He approached him and shot him again at close range, the bullet hit the deceased in the head and he died,” Poortman said.
The alleged shooter has been arrested and charged with murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm, she said.
He is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court soon.
A female student in Kenya has reportedly confessed to have deliberately infected 324 men with the deadly HIV virus, saying she is on a mission to destroy the society by infecting 2000 more by the end of this year.
Among the 324 she claims to have infected, 156 are students, 3 politicians and the rest are married men, lecturers, lawyers, some celebrities among others. She says not a day passes before she has sex with at least 4 men and without protection.
The unnamed young lady also adds that she is on a revenge mission because it’s the same men that destroyed her life by infecting her with AIDS. She is only 19 years and she is in 2nd year.
Read her story below;
“I’m 19 and a 2nd year student here at Kabarak University. I joined this college a virgin though I have had boyfriends before,my parents are strict so having sex was never on my mind. September 22nd, 2013, is a day I will never forget, we went clubbing in town and got drunk with some senior students then went back hostels for party around 2am.
“I remember waking up naked to a guy called Javan with my private part painful and I realised he had sex with me when I was drunk. I only asked if he used a condom and he said yes.
“However, when taking bath i noticed sperms down there, i wanted to commit suicide, i feared getting pregnant and HIV, I took drug and hoped i was HIV free.
“In November, I tested HIV positive, I felt like cutting off my neck. I confronted the guy and he insisted he was clean that I got it from somewhere.
“I was so depressed and took alcohol to die. I even bought poison,the pain was just unbearable. How was I gonna face the world? I let my parents down. I gave up on the world and just wanted to end my life.
“Something came up in my mind that I should revenge. I hated men and I didn’t want to be near anymore. My future had been ruined, somehow someone had to pay.
“After a private therapy sessions, I gained strength not even my parents, friends knew of my conditions even up to now.
“I accepted my fate and promised to make all men I come across suffer. i know I am attractive and both married and unmarried men chase me left, right and center, luckily, my body has remained good and if anything my curves got better something you men like.
“I buried the good girl in me and became the bad girl. My goal was to infect as many as possible. So far, since December up to now, I have infected 324 men and I make sure to note down there list which I secretly keep. I plan to release it when I will be on my death bed.
“I know I have nothing left to do on earth but to wait for my death but before i do, men will get it.
“My target is over 2000 by the end of the year, pregnancy is out of question because I am on contraceptives. So I just do raw which most men here love. They don’t even question because my looks and body work greatly for me.
“Out of the 324 I have infected so far, about 156 are students here at the college, the remaining are married men outside, lecturers, lawyers, some celebs and 3 politicians. Not a day passes without me having sex, mostly four people per day.”