‘Boko Haram Has An ‘Operational Base’ In Rivers’

THE RIVERS STATE CHAIRMAN of Islamic Forum of Nigeria, Alhaji Musa Otto, has alerted the state government and security agencies on the presence of the insurgent Islamic sect, Boko Haram.

Alhaji Musa made the revelation in an exclusive interview with Nation Evening Express in Port Harcourt at the weekend.

He said the group has infiltrated the Muslim community in the state from riverside Bonny Island operational base, warning that it would soon begin a campaign of violence in the Niger Delta region.

Contrary to assurances by the police and security agencies, the Muslim cleric said IFN unearthed the presence of the Islamic militants – Boko Haram – (western education is a taboo), nearly two years ago.

Musa, an indigene of Elelenwo in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, and member of the Moon-sighting Committee of Islamic Community in the state, said it was only a matter of time before members of the sect start to foment trouble.

He said: “There are no two types of Islam in insistence but there is a group known as Shiite. I have once reported to the State Security Services (SSS) of the existence of their members here in Rivers State. They built their Mosque at Bonny; I saw this during the voter registration exercise in Bonny in 2010/2011.

“They believe, preach and carry out violence; they are not Moslems and not of Islamic religion but they dress like Muslims. They have carried out a lot of violence, killing of Muslims in different parts of the world including, Saudi Arabia.

“Here in Rivers state, let me say it now again, maybe before it will happen. I saw their secretariat in Bonny; it was a fellow Muslim that showed me their mosque. I shouted and queried why they should be allowed to spring up in this state, to the extent that they have established operational base.

“You see, they left the entire upland and went to a place where they know that the people there do not know them and what they are up to, and set up their base. One day after they have gathered enough momentum, they will explode and begin to do what they are doing in the North; then Christians here will now say that Muslims are attacking them.

“When I came back I went straight and reported the matter to SSS but I don’t know how far they have handled the issue. Those people are not people to be tolerated in the society, they are Boko Haram group,” Alhaji Musa maintained.

Source: The Nation

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  • Alhaji Musa has made his point clear,is left for the people of that area to take action before is too late,they start by buying your land to settle as traders and pretend to be peaceful which is a stergy,before you know it ur finished,just like in Jos the Norhtern Plateau is their head quarters,nothing can be done,they sold their land to drink the local brew burkutu.A word is enough for the wise.

  • The goverment n security agency should try n put this behind cos rivers state is nt a place for violence but a place for peace n harmony…

  • Musa has done well by bringing this to the knowledge of Government and security. It’s now left for them to do what they need to do, and do it ontime before they’ll start killing people in rivers state.

  • I believe there’re more Nigerians who have some info about BOKO HARAM, but keep quiet because they’re afraid that they (BOKO HARAM) might come after them if they give the info out to security agencies and government. So, i’m suggesting that names of informat(s) should be excluded from info given about BOKO HARAM.

  • Let them just carry out one attack and see the anger of the Niger Delta people. We will turn this country up side down. Make things so difficult for the north they will ask for seperation. In fact we shall divide the country for them. Let them just try. We are not those igbo people that keep quiet when they kill their people. We shall retaliate if they strike Port Harcourt or Yenagoa.

  • Musa, u ‘re a lier & trying to triger trouble in River state, cose it’s imposible 4 book haram 2 penetrate River state. May be it’s ur own people ho want 2 atark u under cover of boko haram. It’s high time SSS arest u & dose people 4 more informaion .

  • If this is true, then let me use this medium to tell you how your death will look like, a big stone will be tied to your neck and you will be thrown into the river to drown. Let me also be nice enough to tell you what will happen in years to c
    ome you will decay and produce more oil for Nigeria. I want to challenge you boko haram if you truly have an operation base in Bonny carry one attack and you will not live to see the next hour, cowards. Musa you have done well.

  • Musa you are a traitor! you want the unbelievers to start killing muslims because they can not diffrentiate between real muslims and shiites

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