West and North Africa
BOKO HARAM: Why is Nigerian Gov’t Afraid to Interrogate IBB?
Cameroon Journal, New York, May 15 –
In his book “Unveiling Islam/Boko Haram,” Blessed Usman –
The confessions of Paul Haliru if anything, provided Nigerian authorities with first class information about Boko Haram, to the extent that if they were ever serious about combatting the evil that it is, they could have done so, given the type of revelations made available by this man.
The question is being asked again and again – where is Boko Haram getting weapons, who is supplying them the weapons and who is funding them? The Nigerian gov’t surely knows the answers to these questions. And they also know that if they stop the funding source, Boko Haram would be gone tomorrow. But they don’t want to do it, not because they’re ignorant but the share fear of the powers and personalities behind the group.
After confessing that he was a founding member of Boko Haram to Blessed Usman, Usman was inquisitive to know some of the details of Haliru’s involvement in the group. Haliru said that he had also received Jihadist training in Libya and Pakistan. Asked who their financier was, Haliru, first hesitating to reveal it, said;