New terrorist group, JAMA’ATU ANSARUL MUSLIMINA FI BILADIS-SUDAN (a.k.a JAMBS), has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack on Nigerian troops in Kogi State. The group also stated why they launched the attack.
The attack, which left two soldiers dead and many others injured during a gun battle that ensued, came as the soldiers were on their way to Mali as part of African peacekeeping mission. They were ambushed by the JAMBS members, who threw Improvised Explosive Devices at their convoy along Okene-Lokoja Road.
However, JAMBS has in a statement revealed why they attacked the soldiers.
According to the statement, the Nigerian troops were attacked in order to warn the country against joining Western powers in their “aim to demolish the Islamic empire of Mali.”
In a terse statement posted by an online publication, Dessert Herald, on Sunday, a person claiming to be the Leader of JAMBS, Abu usamatal Ansary, warned Nigeria and other African to be ready for “ more difficulties” as they embarked on restoring peace to Mali.
The statement reads, “We, members of JAMA’ATU ANSARUL MUSLIMINA FI BILADIS-SUDAN, are gladly informing the general public, especially those in black Africa, that with the aid and guidance of Allah, we on January 19, 2013 at Itape, Ekehi Local Government Area of Kogi State, successfully executed our first attempt in attacking the Nigerian troops that were aiming to demolish the Islamic Empire of Mali.
“We are equipped and waiting for any slightest attempt of Nigerian army moving towards the Islamic Empire of Mali. And we are warning African countries to stop helping Western countries in fighting against Islam and Muslims; if not, we are sternly assuring them, particularly the Nigerian government to be prepared and be utmost ready to face difficulties from JAMBS anywhere and anytime. May Allah help us and grant our wishes.”