The leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, on Wednesday, August 12, criticised the ruling of a Kano Sharia Court which sentenced a musician to death for blasphemy of Prophet Muhammed.
1st News had reported that the Upper Sharia Court in Kano State on Monday sentenced a young musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, to death for blaspheming Prophet Muhammad.
This ruling led to nationwide uproar with a lot of Nigerians criticising the Court’s ruling.
Shekau also blasted the Court’s ruling in a new message; saying there was no difference between the accused and the people that sentenced him to death.
The Boko Haram leader claimed “There is no difference between the ‘blasphemer’ and those who sentenced him to death”.
Meanwhile, the Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday, August 12; issued an invitation to the former Presidential candidate, Obadiah Mailafia; over his claims regarding the funding of Boko Haram.
1st News gathered that Mailafia was summoned over a recent claim; that a Northern governor is behind the funding of Boko Haram.
He said he got the information from talking to some former fighters of the terrorist group that has wreaked havoc in the northeast over the past 11 years.
Mailafia’s claim attracted public attention when a video of the interview was posted online; an attention which has now earned him an invitation with the secret police.
Mailafia told that the DSS invited him to appear at the agency’s Jos office at noon on Wednesday.
During his Monday interview, the former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) also claimed that Boko Haram is planning an invasion of the southern region in a bid to trigger a second civil war.
He said, “They are already in the South, in the rain forests of the South. They are everywhere.”
Also, he made more revelations.
“They told us that when they finish these rural killings, they will move to phase two.
“Phase two is that they will go into urban cities, going from house to house killing prominent people.”