Boko Haram killing of Nigeria’s top Police officer puts pressure on President Jonathan
Boko Haram claims killing of Nigeria’s top Police officer; pressure on President Jonathan as Commander-in-Chief mounts
USAfrica: Boko Haram, the radical, violent Islamic sect in northern Nigeria, has claimed
responsibility for the shooting to death of Nigeria’s former Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) Abubakar Saleh Ningi, in Kano.
In a statement which it issued late Wednesday, Boko Haram said that on Tuesday June 5, 2012 “God gave us victory and we succeeded in killing a former DIG (deputy inspector general)… in Kano city…. And only one of our brothers was martyred. As a result, it was only this morning that they (JTF) came to pick up the dead bodies of their colleagues and as usual started torching the houses of innocent people out of vengeance. We urge the people of Maiduguri city and other towns to exercise patience because very soon, God willing, we will flush out these forces of unbelief and establish the Islamic Sharia system where justice will reign.”
Saleh Ningi (one of the key officers retired by President Goodluck Jonathan in January 2012), a police orderly and Ningi’s driver were killed, reportedly, by two gunmen on a motorcycle along the Sauna Kawagi Road in Kano, Nigeria’s 2nd largest city, and predominantly Islamic.
The group has threatened further that “By God’s grace very soon top government officials will have no peace as we will intensify attacks on them wherever they are.”As the Boko Haram statement in Hausa was released, the government of Nigeria through military-joint task force spokesperson Colonel Victor Ebhaleme said that “It’s confirmed” that 16 Boko Haram members were a few hours earlier in far north-eastern predominantly Islamic city of Maiduguri. “They came to attack part of the city.”
USAfrica News Index also show that Boko Haram and its allies have bombed and killed police officers, politicians, christians inside and outside churches, some Muslims, government officials, expatriates/foreigners doing business in Nigeria, etc.
USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com chats with senior U.S government officials indicate their position that Boko Haram has some operational relationships with elements of al-Qaeda/AQAP near two countries that are located north of Nigeria.
Nigeria’s Federal Republic of Insecurity. By Chido Nwangwu, Publisher of USAfrica, USAfricaonline.com and the Nigeria360 e-group. http://www.usafricaonline.com/2011/12/17/nigeria-federal-republic-of-insecurity-by-chido-nwangwu/ : IF any of the Nigerian President’s 100 advisers has the polite courage for the extraordinary task of reminding His Excellency of his foremost, sworn, constitutional obligation to the national interest about security and safety of Nigerians and all who sojourn in Nigeria, please whisper clearly to Mr. President that I said, respectfully: Nigerians, at home and abroad, are still concerned and afraid for living in what I call Nigeria’s Federal Republic of Insecurity. FULL text of commentary at USAfricaonline.com http://www.usafricaonline.com/2011/12/17/nigeria-federal-republic-of-insecurity-by-chido-nwangwu/
Related insight: USAfrica’s October 17, 2001 special report/alert: Nigeria’s bin-Laden cheerleaders could ignite religious war, destabilize Africa. By USAfrica’s Publisher Chido Nwangwu. http://www.usafricaonline.com/chido.binladennigeria.html
Related and prior reporting on the Jos crises on USAfrica, click here: http://www.usafricaonline.com/2011/08/16/10-killed-in-renewed-violence-near-jos/
News archives related to Jos, here http://www.usafricaonline.com/?s=jos
310 killed by Nigeria’s ‘talibans’ in Bauchi, Yobe n Maiduguri; crises escalate. USAfricaonline.com on July 28, 2009. www.usafricaonline.com/chido.ngrtalibans09.html
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Why Chinua Achebe, the Eagle on the Iroko, is Africa’s writer of the century. By Chido Nwangwu, Publisher of USAfrica, and first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet USAfricaonline.com http://www.usafricaonline.com/chido.achebebest.html
USAfrica: As Egypt’s corrupter-in-chief Mubarak slides into history’s dustbin. By Chido Nwangwu. http://www.usafricaonline.com/2011/01/30/chido-nwangwu-as-egypt-corrupter-in-chief-mubarak-slides-into-historys-dustbin-egyptians-not-waiting-for-obama-and-united-nations/
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