The claim by the Military Joint Task Force in Kano State that it killed 14 persons suspected to be members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram when it raided their hideout at Unguwa Uku area of the state has been described as ‘propaganda.’
One Muhammad Marwana, who claimed to be a member of the group while speaking to the Voice of America Hausa Service, said the stories released to the press by JTF were ‘lies and fabrication.’
“I swear to God, the Almighty that those killed were not our members. They were only residents in the area. There was only a woman who was the wife of one of our members who was also killed but not a single member of our group was killed,” he said.
“I want to confirm that those who were killed were not our members. They (JTF) are spreading propaganda to newspapers that they killed our members; it is not true. They are only killing innocent people in disguise,” he was quoted as saying.
He further added that the JTF “are busy day and night spreading propaganda that they did this, they did that. If it is true going by what they were saying, they would have finished with us since.”