Monday, May 28, 2012

Nigeria Security Forces Disguise As Boko Haram Militants In Potiskum, Kills 3 Shi'ite Muslim, Colleague.

Heavily armed Nigeria security men in plain clothes, apparently disguised as Boko Haram Militants, yesterday invaded Markaz, resident of Malam Mustapha Lawan,a disciple of Sheikh Zakzaky in Potiskum, Yobe State. The assailants, opened fire on members of the Islamic Movement during Maghrib prayers and killed 3 brothers and one of their own. One of the worshippers in a show of bravery captured one of the gunmen, but was shot together with the gunman he captured. The disguised mobile police/army men took away the corpse of their colleague and took to their heels. It was apparent that, the target of the attack was Malam Mustapha Lawan, who had been critical of the police and soldiers for the daily killing of innocent people in the state and across the country under the pretext of the so-called Boko Haram. Bullets and cartridges, bearing police inscription, and cellular phone that fell off the hands of the assailants were recovered when they took to their heels. Responding to the attack and discovery of police bullets and cartridges at the scene of the attack, on BBC Hausa Service, police commissioner in the state Mr
Moses said he was aware of security operation night of the attack but the Police had killed not anyone. Malam Mustapha Lawan in also in a BBC interview confirmed the incident was the handiwork of Nigerian security intent to crush the influence of Islamic Movement in Nigeria. He said, he was the primary target of the gunmen, but Allah saved him. Malam Mustapha Lawan also confirmed the possession of exhibits bearing police colours and inscriptions, which they left behind while trying to run away in fear.