The dreaded Boko Haram sect has on Sunday apologised to the people of Kano State over what the sect described as “unintentional death of civilians” in the attacks it launched in Kano on Friday, January 20.
The sect dropped leaflets in some parts of the state capital. The leaflet says: “Our attack was on the police. We did not intend killing any civilian.”
The group accused the police of being responsible for such deaths and restated its stand that its attacks were and will remain against the police and other security operatives.
Meanwhile, Abul-Qaqa, the spokesman of the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunnati Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, aka Boko Haram, has alleged that security agents have arrested “many” of its members in Sokoto and called for their immediate release.
He however, urged senior citizens in Sokoto and other neighbouring states to intervene in order to avert the replication of what he described as “the big attack in Kano State.”
Qaqa said: “This is an open letter to the emir of Sokoto (Sultan of Sokoto) Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar 111, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal and the Acting Governor of Sokoto State.