The leader of Muslim Sect in Kano, Sheikh Muhammad Mahmoud Turi, on Thursday said the Federal Government is behind the activities of the Boko Haram.
According to him, the consistent operation of the sect in the Northeast and other parts of the North indicated that federal government and its agencies have a hand in the activities of Boko Haram.
Sheikh Mahmoud, who spoke to the NUJ Press Centre, also said his people would commence a six-day mass trekking ritual from Kano to Zaria starting from Sunday, December 7, to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, a freedom fighter.
His words: “It is an open secret that the present government cannot exonerate itself from all these mayhem that is happening in the country. It is so obvious that whatever may be the reason, nobody in the country can tell us that the government is not aware or has no hand in what is happening, the government is fully responsible and there is no doubt about it. “If one is saying that government is not Boko Haram, how did the soldiers get guns and killed us in Zaria? Are they not the Boko Haram? Who killed the three sons of our national leader in broad day light in Zaria? The soldiers killed our people. “Those children were university students and Boko Haram means education is sin, then the soldiers killed them for nothing sake! The soldiers are the Boko Haram. “I cannot agree with the vice president or any other person who made such a presentation that the government can be exonerated from the activities of Boko Haram.
“Nobody anywhere in Nigeria can agree to that – except if that person is either afraid or he is a politician. You can never exonerate or separate the government from Boko Haram.”