by Wale Odunsi
Sheikh Muhammad Mahmoud Turi, Leader of El-Zakzaky Muslim Sect in Kano, on Thursday said the Federal Government knows more than meets the eye in the activities of the Boko Haram.
According to him, the consistent operation of the sect in the Northeast and other parts of the North indicated that government and its agencies have a hand in its activities.
Sheikh Mahmoud, who spoke to reporters at NUJ Press Centre, also said his people would commence a six-day mass trekking ritual from Kano to Zaria starting from Sunday, December 7, to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, a freedom fighter.
His words: “It is an open secret that the present government cannot exonerate itself from all these mayhem that is happening in the country. It is so obvious that whatever may be the reason, nobody in the country can tell us that the government is not aware or has no hand in what is happening, the government is fully responsible and there is no doubt about it.
“If one is saying that government is not Boko Haram, how did the soldiers get guns and kill us in Zaria? Are they not the Boko Haram? Who killed the three sons of our national leader in broad day light in Zaria? The soldiers killed our people.
“Those children were university students and Boko Haram means education is sin, then the soldiers killed them for nothing sake! The soldiers are the Boko Haram.
“I cannot agree with the vice president or any other person who made such a presentation that the government can be exonerated from the activities of Boko Haram.