The dreaded Islamist sect Boko Haram has confirmed suspicions that the group was responsible for last Sunday’s suicide car bomb attack on Christ’s chosen church of God in Jos, and a gun attack at another church in Biu, Borno State.
The attacks left more than 4 people dead and several others injured.
“We are responsible for the suicide attack on a church in Jos and also another attack on another church in Biu. We launched these attacks to prove the Nigerian security wrong and to debunk their claim that we have been weakened by the military crackdown.” the groups spokesman Abul Qaqa said in a telephone conference with journalists.
According to Qaqa, the nation should expect more bloodshed.
The Boko Haram spokesman also confirmed that the sect carried out the killing of a customs officer and another officer of the State Security Service (SSS) in two separate locations in Kano on Saturday.
“By the special grace of our creator, we have today (yesterday) successfully attacked two churches in Jos and Biu,”
“As we said earlier, we would step up attacks on our enemies. This is a war between us and the Nigerian state and there is no going back,
“They [security agencies] claimed they have recorded over 90 percent success in their war of attrition, we want Nigerians to make deductions from what transpired recently. We would not bow out until we establish an Islamic State,” Qaqa said.