Bauchi Church bombing: Wedid it, says Boko Haram

Published 7 years ago by: chiamanda
at 11:25 PM, 4/06/2012 (7 years ago)

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Islamist sect,
Boko Haram, has claimed
responsibility for Sunday’s
suicide attack in Bauchi State
where a Church was
bombed, killing about 21
worshipers with 45 others
sustaining various degrees
of injuries, even as it also re-
emphasised its earlier
warning to the media to
desist from under-reporting
its activities or face
devastating attacks.
These were contained in a
statement by its spokesman,
Abu Qaqa in Hausa language
and made available to
newsmen in Maiduguri.
Bauchi State Commissioner
of Police, Alhaji Mohammed
Ladan briefing newsmen
on the suicide bomb attack
on Harvest Field church in
Yelwan, Bauchi on Sunday
(3/6/12) Beside is a
detonated bomb
discovered at the blast
scene. NAN Photo
Qaga further expressed
surprise with the way
security agencies were
misleading President
Goodluck Jonathan by giving
him false information on
their confrontation with
them, pointing out that the
security agencies usually
concealed the truth about
the damages inflicted on
them by Boko Haram.
He said: “Take for example,
the attack they launched on
our brethren in Ja’in area in
Kano State weeks back. The
fact is that only three men
were inside the house
together with their wives
and then their weapons.
“Unfortunately, the soldiers
stormed the area with over
40 vehicles, including
armoured tanks and
surrounded the house in the
dead of the night.
“There was endless gun duel
between our men and the
soldiers but none of our men
was killed or arrested. They
only succeeded in arresting
women because our
warriors had escaped after
killing many security
operatives. But the media,
which we believed connived
with the security agencies
and the government, went
ahead to publish the
opposite which ended up
misleading the public.”
‘We have eyewitnesses’
He noted that residents of
the area can attest to the fact
that what JTF and the media
are saying in that regard
was nothing but gimmicks,
even as he stated that the
people in the area are also
aware of the fact that the
soldiers killed a resident of
the area, and not a single
member of the sect.
The sect’s spokesman said:
“However, the military later
turned around  and said
they succeeded in killing one
of our members. The fact is
if troops would surround
our people at night but could
not succeed in subduing
them even while asleep, how
possible is it that they killed
four members of our
Supreme Council (Shura) in
their latest attack as they
“Is it really true that our
leaders were holding
meeting? Is it possible for
just four members of the
high command to sit and
take decision? Can members
of the high command watch
over a foreign hostage
whose corpse was found in
the area?
‘JTF killed civilians’
“One thing that is obvious is
that the soldiers had only
succeeded in killing over 10
innocent people in the
neighborhood. We challenge
journalists to go to the area
and verify our claims
whether our warriors have
killed soldiers during the
confrontation or not. Why
are they (soldiers) hiding
away their victims from the
“The media should also
verify whether the military
had extra-judicially killed
civilians or not. We are
carefully watching what
everybody is saying about
us. Let everybody, including
individuals and groups
continue to say whatever
they want to say. The
obvious fact is that as soon
as we complete our
preparations and start
launching attacks, nobody
should persuade us to stop.
Warning for media houses
“This is a special warning to
media houses and journalists
who are now fond of
exaggerating and giving
prominence to stories given
to them by our enemies
even when such press
releases and stories given to
them are not true.
“It is so unfortunate that the
media carries such report
word by word without
removing or altering
anything. But when we issue
statements and press
releases, the media always
look the other way,
pretending as if they didn’t
get the message.
“More worrisome, perhaps,
is that even when the media
carries the report, they
distort what we said just
because they want to
massage the ego of our
Demands fair
“Henceforth, nobody should
talk to us when we attack
any media organisation. The
least we expect is that if any
media organisation is not
willing to give us true and
fair representation, it is
better not to report at all no
matter what is said or who
said it on the side of the
Any media that refuses to
adhere to this wise counsel
should have itself to blame.
“Finally, as it pleases Allah,
we have successfully
launched attack at a Church
in Yelwa area of Bauchi
metropolis in Bauchi State,”
the statement added.

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