Contrary to the national belief that the dreaded sect, Boko Haram was responsible for the bombing of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad’s headquarters (SARS) in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, on Monday, another radical Islamist sect- Jama’atu Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladis Sudan has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The unedited excerpt of the email claiming responsibility reads: “ In the name of Allah most Graciuos most Merciful
“The Jama’atu Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladis-sudan is hereby declaring by Allah’s grace to be the responsible for the attack held on 12th Muharram, 1334 – 26th November, 2012, on S.A.R.S.
detention facility in Garki area II, Abuja Nigeria.
“Allah SWT has obligated us to help those that are oppressed, especially those oppressions that is taking place in the security cells, prisons and other detention centers etc. and has become part of the main functions and basics that form Jama’atu Ansasrul Muslimina fi Biladissudan.
“we are stating loud and clear that many of those captured by the Nigerian security or by the Christian in Plateau state such as the women and children in Langtang, Yalwan Shandam etc to mention but a few. by Allah’s grace we are matching towards their freedom.
“lastly, we are calling upon all Muslims to come and joined hands with us in carrying out this noble duty that Allah SWT has commanded us to do, Allah SWT said: “And what is the matter with you that you fight not in the cause of ALLAH, and for the feeble among men, and for women and children oppressed…”. Nisa’i:75.
“Abu Usamatal Ansari (Amir JAMBS).”
It would be recalled that the islamic sect first emerged in opposition to Boko Haram’s tactics about five months ago, declaring that they oppose the killing of innocent non Muslims except “in self defense or if they attacked Muslims like the cases we have in Jos,” but Monday’s attack has cast aspersion on the above claims because innocent non-muslims died in the attack.