Boko Haram issues fresh warning
CHANNELS TELEVISION, LAGOS
October 21, 2010
Posters of the sect bearing the logo of Al-Qaida and carrying the warning appeared at strategic places in the city.
Security agencies have already launched a massive manhunt for the sect members and are even offering a reward for any information that could lead to their arrest.
The Borno State Police Command has urged members of the public to disregard posters placed at some public places in Maiduguri by members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect, warning people against giving police information about their activities.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Lawal Abdullahi, described the notice as a seditious publication, which should be disregarded. He called on members of the public to go about their lawful businesses, saying the police command has put in place adequate security measures to protect their lives and property.
According to Abdullahi, the state’s police commissioner, Muhammed J. Abubakar was doing his best to ensure that lives and property of the people of the state are protected.
The sect members rioted and attacked police stations and private homes in July last year, sparking a violent police and military crackdown which resulted in about 700 deaths.
Reports say the posters are already being removed by police officers.