Ex-Yobe SSG Narrowly Escapes Boko Haram Attack

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By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Our target is Ba’aba and all those Northern Politicians that looted at the expense of the poor, says Boko Haram Spokesman

In a teleconference with DESERT HERALD last week, the self styled spokesman of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, Abu Qaqa, exclusively told this paper that it was their men that visited the multi million naira farm of ex-Yobe State Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Alhaji Baba Ba’aba behind Chad Basin in Maiduguri and killed his closest Malam who is popularly known as Malam Ba’ana.

It would be recalled that Malam Ba’ana, widely known to be very close to the former SSG and handles some of his businesses, a spiritual guide as well as a close confidant of Ba’aba, was gunned down to death by some gunmen believed to be members of the Boko Haram sect penultimate week at the farm house of the former SSG. Eye witnesses told this reporter that Ba’aba was in the farm earlier that faithful day and the attackers came less than six minutes after he left the farm apparently on intelligence that he was in the farm that time.

In the teleconference, Qaqa told DESERT HERALD that both Ba’aba and Malam Ba’ana are on their target list. He said the reason why they killed Malam Ba’ana is that “he is among the so called Malams abusing Islam, misinterpreting the holy Qur’an to mislead politicians and conniving with them to cheat the people. We will never have mercy for such malams”.

He said the mission of his people to the farm is to eliminate the former SSG and any one on their hit list and said that was why after killing Malam Ba’ana and when they didn’t see Ba’aba they didn’t touch or take anything from the farm.

Findings revealed that late Malam Ba’ana was even closer to Ba’aba than the former SSG’s friends and brothers and that Ba’ana has tremendous influence on anything the ex-SSG does.

Qaqa further said that “it is the greed and selfish conduct of politicians in the North East, particularly Borno and Yobe, that destroyed the area. The impact of western education in them has destroyed their Iman. In Borno and Yobe corruption is killing more people everyday than the so called Boko Haram insurgency but the government is too blind to comprehend. Everyday our brothers and sisters and our parents are dying in hospitals because the money that supposed to be injected is being stolen daily by the likes of Ba’aba. So they have no reason to live whenever we are opportuned to get them. Our searchlight will henceforth be extended on them. We have many of them in the North East. Politicians or those that supported them are infidels that must be killed. Our target is Baba Ba’aba and all those that looted at the expense of our poor people. Gradually we will get them all”, Qaqa said.

Independent investigation revealed that Ba’aba has now stopped going to his farm where the killing took place apparently for the fear that the assailants may go back looking for him there.

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