Παρασκευή, 31 Ιουλίου 2009

History repeats itself in Central Africa. As Patrice Lumumba 50 years ago .. the Captured leader of Boko Haram Yusuf Mohammed is executed.


The leader of Boko Haram Mr Mohammed Yusuf is executed during Police custody.
The leader of Boko Haram, a Nigerian Islamic group blamed for a series of deadly attacks in the north of the country, has been shot dead by police.Mohammed Yusuf was killed as he attempted to flee his compound in the city of Maiduguri, police said on Friday. "Mohammed Yusuf was killed by security forces in a shootout while trying to escape," Moses Anegbode, a police assistant inspector-general for northeastern Nigeria, told local BRTV state television. "I can confirm that he has been killed and the body is with us." State television footage shown to officials and journalists showed jubilant police celebrating around the body. Propaganda claim Earlier a Reuters news agency reporter and other local journalists said that they had seen Yusuf in detention at a military barracks in Maiduguri and suffering from no visible injuries. "There had been reports all over Nigeria that they had arrested him, that they had detained him and that he was killed in their custody," Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege, reporting from Maiduguri, said. "They [the police] say this is total propaganda designed to discredit the Nigerian security services.""They say that he was killed in a shootout in the compound where he lived, where they found explosive materials, a clinic making all sorts of chemical weapons, they say, and a room where they were putting together all sorts of police uniforms." A correspondent for the UK-based BBC news network said a video shown to officials and journalists showed Yusuf confessing and saying he regretted his actions. "The next moment on the video footage he was seen shot ... They showed his body," the correspondent said.
' Extra-judicial killing'
New York-based Human Rights Watch described Yusuf's death as "an extra-judicial killing"."The extra-judicial killing of Mr Yusuf in police custody is a shocking example of the brazen contempt by the Nigerian police for the rule of law," Eric Guttschuss, the organisation's Nigeria researcher, said. He urged the Nigerian authorities to investigate the circumstances of the killing.Nigerian security forces had attacked a compound and mosque in Maiduguri after fighters from Boko Haram launched apparently co-ordinated attacks across four northern states.The complex was shelled overnight into Thursday before security forces shot many of those attempting to flee, witnesses and sources said. A reporter for the Associated Press news agency saw soldiers shoot their way into the mosque before opening fire on those inside.Boko Haram, which means "Western education is prohibited" in the local Hausa dialect, has called for the enforcement of sharia even among non-Muslims. Nigeria's 140 million people are nearly evenly divided between Christians, who dominate the south, and the primarily northern-based Muslims
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Happy days for BBC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >>>>
A Nigerian government minister has expressed relief at the death of an Islamic sect leader !!! , Mohammed Yusuf. Yusuf's body was shown to journalists on Thursday just hours after police said they had captured him. Human rights campaigners alleged he had been executed, but police said on Friday that he died in a shoot-out following days of bloody fighting. Information Minister Dora Akunyili told the BBC that the government "does not condone extra-judicial killings". The militant group led by Yusuf has been blamed for days of violent unrest in which hundreds of people died in clashes between his followers and security forces
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half century after the execution of the captured Patrice Lumumba from the Mabuty history repeats itself 50 years later!!


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