A faction of the Boko Haram sect which identified itself as Yusufiyya Islamic Movement (YIM), yesterday, condemned the the attacks and bombings of residences and places of worship by “the other Islamic sect group” (i.e Boko Haram) that claimed to be fighting a Jihad in the North.
Two-paged leaflets were distributed by the said break-out faction on Tuesday in wards, Post Office Areas and media houses in Maiduguri, Borno state. The YIM in its correspondence exonerated itself from atrocious attacks allegedly carried out by other factions of the Boko Haram sect, the leaflet reiterated:
“We are concerned that some people with evil motives have infiltrated our genuine struggle with a false holy war that is outright un-Islamic. We call this evil group to desist, failing which we shall have no option than to expose and hunt them.
“Finally, we have resolved to temporarily halt our fight against the assassination of our leaders in compliance with the prohibition of fighting in the holy month of Ramadan.”
The Joint Security Task Force (JTF) Spokesman, Lt.-Col. Hassan Mohammed in reaction to the recent development said: “The JTF is on top of the insecurity situations in Borno State. The factions being created in the Boko Haram sect and the temporary ceasefire from the Yusuffiyya Islamic sect could bring peace and the restoration of law and order by nipping all acts of terrorism by the other factions of Boko Haram sect.”