Nigeria · Politics

Boko Haram Disowns Konduga… says Ndume Also a Target

Maiduguri — The spokesman of the Jama’atu Ahlus Sunnah oLidda’awati Wal Jihad, popularly known as Boko Haram, Abu Qaqa today described Ali Sanda Umar Konduga who was arrested by the Nigerian State Security Service SSS, as an impostor.

Qaqa, who spoke on phone in Hausa language to a group of newsmen at the Nigerian Union Of Journalists’ (NUJ) press centre in Maiduguri, said that the Boko haram sect does not have any political affiliations. “We do not belong to PDP, ANPP, CPC or any other party. Our struggle is purely religious”.

Abu Qaqa said that the attempts by the SSS to link the group to politicians especially Sen. Ali Ndume and late Amb. Saidu Pindar as its financiers were just ploys by the SSS to discredit the name of the group and create distraction in its activities. “The government is just using Konduga whose claim of being our member was since rejected, to pursue its own interests. He is just an impostor and not our member”, Qaqa emphasized.

“We have never been associated with any of these people. How could we associate with the same people that are involved in the same system we are struggling to topple?”, he asked.

“Even before the emergence of our Jihadist activities, these politicians had been engaged in their scheming and intrigues and this development is just one of such. It has nothing to do with our group. In fact all these politicians, Ndume, Pindar or David Mark are our potential targets”, he added.

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