‘Sheik Albani’s Killers Are Hiding Their Identity Using Boko Haram’, His Students Allege
Students of late Zaria based Islamic teacher, Sheik Muhammad Awwal Adam Albani, has faulted media reports on a new Boko Haram video, in which the leader of the group claimed responsibility of Albani’s assassination.
Dr Abdulrafi’u, who spoke on behalf of other students of the late cleric stated this on February 20, 2014.
He said the killers of their teacher want to use Boko Haram as a cover up to deceive Nigerians and the world over their identity.
“We have said it times without number that we don’t believe in the existence of any terror group known as Boko Haram.
“Of course, we are aware of a group under late Muhammad Yusuf, but the name of the group is just being used to destabilize Muslims and to commit crimes.
“Nobody can deceive us by saying that it is ‘a ghost group’ that killed our teacher. Our teacher was not killed by ghosts. Our call remains that the relevant agencies should fish the killers out.
“It is not our duty to fish out criminals but that of government and its agencies. We are therefore patiently waiting for them to do their job,” the spokesperson said.
Dr. Abdulganiyu Abdulrafi’u further added that the reason offered by the person that was portrayed as Shekau for killing Sheikh Albani strengthened the belief of Albani’s students that there was nothing like Boko Haram.
“If somebody could come out to tell the world that they killed Malam (Sheikh Albani) because he was supporting democracy, it is clear that somebody somewhere is trying to achieve a hidden agenda, which may not be unconnected with the forthcoming elections in 2015.
“The issue of frightening Islamic scholars not to enlighten their followers on the need to elect credible leaders may not be ruled out. By the way, how can somebody tell us that Boko Haram killed Malam after they have illegally detained him for being a member of the group?
“Can Boko Haram turn back to kill their member?” Dr. Abdulrafi’u said.
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