He told journalists in a telephone interview that the Kano State Government should be held responsible for the attack owing to the continued incarceration of its members and innocent persons.
He said they (Boko Haram) had given the government ample time to set their members free, to no avail, hence the decision to strike and prove its worth to the government and security agencies.
Qaqa added that they will not relent in fighting for the rights of their members, many of whom he said are innocently held and that Nigerian government will continue to pay for the continued oppression and killing of innocent Muslims in the country.
“We are only scared of Allah but no one. We must regain our faith and freedom soon. No amount of propaganda against us will deter us. We are guided and strengthen by Allah as you can see.”
Below is the complete text of a letter they sent to Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso in August 2011 and copied to the Emir of Kano.
The Jama’atu Ahlisunnah Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad Islamic sect (commonly known as Boko Haram) has fired a warning that it would attack Kano State if the security agencies continue to hunt its members in the state.
BISMILLAHIR RAHMANIR RAHIM
FROM: JAMA’ATU AHLISSUNAH LIDDAWATI WAL-JIHAD
1. DR. RABI’U MUSA KWANKWASO, GOVERNOR OF KANO STATE,
2. ALHAJI ADO BAYERO, EMIRE OF KANO,
3. ALHAJI ABBAS SUNUSI, WAMBAN KANO AND
4. ALHAJI YUSUF MAITAMA SULE, DAN MASANIN KANO
ASSALAMU ALAIKUM WARAHATULAHI WABRAKATUH
Glory be to Allah and may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon the seal prophet (SAW).
The present security situation in Maiduguri, the continuous attack of security agents, ward heads, politician and the subsequent bomb blast in some part of the country, including force headquarters suicide bomb attack, who is responsible and why?
Every one may say it’s unfortunate, uncalled for or what have you. But TRUTH ARE SACRED AND WILL REMAIN TRUTH EVEN IF PEOPLE DON’T LIKE IT.
You all saw on AL-JAZEERA TV how unarmed men, youths, women, cripple and even under age were asked to lay on the ground and were shut on the head and chest by security agents. You all saw our leader MALLAM MUHAMMAD YUSUF with handcuff and shot severally. You all saw how both MASJID AND THE HOLY QUR’AN were being destroyed.
What are our crime? What damage have we caused or cost Nigeria government, which leads to our attack in Bauchi, Wudil, Gombe, Yobe and Maiduguri two years back? Is sticking to the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and Hadith a crime? Is funeral right a crime?
The reasons are clear: 1. The Nigerian Government is a KUFUR system serving BOTH UNITED NATION (UN) AND CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (CAN) 2. “We the Jama’atu Ahlisunnah Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad are MUSLIMS and are from the NORTHERN part of the country who spent eight years agitating for ISLAMIC STATE, STRAVING TO BRING BACK THE LOST GLORY OF UTHMAN DAN FODIO. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT? Is just to go back to the ways of our creator (ALLAH) where justice, discipline, good morals, love and care, peace and progress etc will prevails.
Having got the clear picture of what happened, it have come our notice that the present Police Commissioner, Director State Security Service (DSSS) and Ward Heads have jointly started arresting our members IN YOUR STATE (KANO) known to you or not, a situation which we will not take lightly by the grace of ALLAH. We want to made it clear that the country called Nigeria belongs to Allah; same thing Kano and we are SERVANT OF ALLAH. Therefore our members should allow to stay where ever they wish. WE DID NOT TOUCH YOU, THEREFORE OUR MEMBERS (MUSLIMS) SHOULD NOT BE TOUCHED.
These same security agents attitude made MAIDUGURI, which is known as home of peace before to what it is today because they know is not their home town. Therefore these their URGLYATTITUDE MOST be check and stop with immediate effect and all those arrested should be released immediately, other- wise,I SWEAR WITH ALMIGHTY ALLAH who created Heaven and Earth! Who Sent Prophet upon Prophets right from ADAM (AS) to MUHAMMAD (SAW)!! Who Sent down ATTAURAH, AL-INGIL, AZZABUR and the HOLY QUR’AN!!! We may be force to DEPLOY OUR MEN TO YOUR STATE KANO AND MAKE IT WORST THAN MAIDUGURI BY THE GRACE OF ALLAH.
This is exactly same open letter we did to the then president, Late Umaru Musa Yar’adua, security chiefs and the people of Borno State two years back, which they thought was a joke. TO ALLAH WHO MADE ME WE ARE NOT JOKING.
We appeal you read this LETTER without prejudice for you to really understand the message we are trying to pass across.
May ALLAH grant us the understanding of the religion as preached and practice by the prophets and their rightly guided companions.