Katsina abductions: Boko Haram denies negotiating with govt

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Terrorist group, Boko , has claimed responsibility for abduction of over 300 schoolboys Government School, Kankara, Katsina State.

Boko , however, said it had entered into negotiations with government contrary to claims by authorities.

terror group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, stated this in a recording released Tuesday morning and obtained by HumAngle.

Like in the case of the abduction of the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls in 2014, Shekau in his latest recording said the dastardly act was done in order to discourage people obtaining western education.

“What happened in Katsina was done to promote Islam and discourage un-Islamic practices as Western education is the type of education permitted by Allah and his Holy Prophet,” he said.

He added, “They are also teaching what Allah and his Holy Prophet commanded. They are rather destroying Islam. It be subtle, but Allah the Lord of the skies and earths knows whatever is hidden. Allah promote Islam. we as Muslims. In a nutshell, we are behind what happened in Katsina.”

Katsina State, which is where , General Muhammadu (retd.), is , has seen an increase in abductions and violence in the last year with the Governor, Bello Masari, lamenting repeatedly that things had gone beyond his control.

The violence had always been attributed to bandits but Shekau’s latest recording confirms that the acts have been perpetrated by Boko all along.

is currently in his hometown in Daura, Katsina State, for a short visit. He came under fire Sunday for failing to visit the school where the incident occurred.