Boko Haram Spokesman Says He Was Not The One Arrested

The extremist Boko Haram sect has denied reports that its spokesman Abu Qada, was arrested by the State Security Service.

He was reportedly arrested in Kaduna by the SSS, early on Wednesday, but he has denied the report.

Mr. Qada, whose true identity is unknown, regularly circulates statements to journalists via emails. He also grants telephone interviews to journalists, but has remained very elusive, just like other members of his deadly sect.

However, speaking with journalists from an unknown location on Thursday, a man who claimed he was Qada said the militant arrested was one Abu Dardaa.

“The person that was arrested was Abu Dardaa and not Abu-Qaqa. I am Abul Qaqa, the spokesman for the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunnati Lidda’awati Wal Jihad. Abu Dardaa is the head of the Lagina (Dept) of public enlightenment and not the spokesman,” the man said.

The militant went on to say that Dardaa was asked by the sect to meet with government officials after the group had decided to respond to the government’s call for dialogue.

“The arrest of Abu Dardaa is an outright deception and betrayal by the Nigerian government and security agents. They proclaimed dialogue and are doing the opposite. His arrest has proved to us that they were waiting for us to avail ourselves so that they can arrest us.

“We purposely sent Abu Dardaa to Kaduna to discuss with some key government functionaries on the issue of dialogue. Indeed, he had started talking to them but unknown to him, they (had) directed some security agents to trail him and arrest him.

“This is exactly what happened. He volunteered to present himself for the dialogue but was betrayed. Everybody knows our capability and tactics of operation. It is evidently clear that none of our members could be caught on a platter of gold and without confrontation.”

He said: “We initially thought that the much talked about dialogue was true and we actually resolved that after the initial meeting with Dardaa, we would send five representatives to stand for us.

“Part of what we told him to discuss with the government representatives was the unconditional release of our members as pre-condition for any further discussion.”

“I want to reiterate that we want all our members to be released for peace to return and for dialogue to hold.”

However, the State Security Service spokesperson, Maryln Ogar, has also denied having arrested the spokesperson of the extremist Boko Haram Sect, Abu Qada.

Ogar said: “I don’t know where they got the information that the guy was arrested. The truth is we don’t have him. I don’t have any such information that he was arrested.”

The SSS is reputed for making a show of its major arrests, parading suspects and appearing on television shows to showcase its “achievements”.

  1. Apero Reply

    Wα̲̅†̥ α̲̅ Country we live!

    • Lyan Reply

      Most Nigerians are just looking at this from a mieldr angle, some guys just think that it ends with the disgrace’ but it is far bigger than just that, this girls are almost maimed for life, how can they face the world any longer? they have completely buried their confidence and demystified their human ego.Personally I wouldn’t threat any human this way even if they stole my car!I know a lot of people that end up committed suicide after going through such a traumatizing ordeal. And for what? Blackberry? maybe it is not even the latest torch 2

  2. O'tello. O' tello Reply

    Nigerians be wise! don’t be deceived. Our security agencies open ur eyes widely. The man u arrested is truely the Boko Haram spokesman(Abu Qaqa). They just want to put a falacy in ur conceptions.

  3. Izamara Reply

    All nigeria needs now is not cmoplains and difiiculties cause on our roads in the name of searching for these terrorist, we all know that the method is not working out, But if given a listening ears, i would suggest that a new squared of intelligent officers be put in into play, well enriched with sophisticated technological equipments and intelligent resource persons to handle this job, cause i tell you this problem cannot be solved manually.i am interested to be a part of this intelligent squared if invited.

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