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Ansaru Terrorists Operate As Another Govt In Birnin Gwari – Councillor

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A Senior Councillor of the Birnin Gwari Emirate, Zubair Abdurra’uf on Wednesday disclosed that the Ansaru terrorist group has established another government within the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

According to Abdurra’uf, the terrorists are collecting levies and taxes from residents of the affected community.

The councillor while speaking on Channels TV on Wednesday said, “We have a government within the government.

“There are some areas within Birnin Gwari, particularly the eastern part, whereby the Ansaru (group) administer this territory because they give directives to the citizens who are there and they decide what to be done.”

He further stated that the terrorist group invaded Birnin Gwari over 12 years ago under the guise of teaching the people Islamic knowledge.

Abdurra’uf noted that those people later turned to insurgents with abhorrence for western education.

He added, “Most of the schools in the area are deserted because they issued a decree that nobody should go to any school or have any form of formal education.”

Abdurra’uf said Birnin Gwari following the invasion of the terrorists has been deserted by government institutions.

He noted, “At times, the locals have no option but to take some of their issues to these terrorists for adjudication because of the absence of some of the institutions of government that will normally take care of these issues.

“The ideological conviction of Ansaru is not different from Boko Haram because the Ansaru is a splinter group of Boko Haram and whatever you see Ansaru do is in consonance with whatever Boko Haram are doing but only that the modus operandi of the two groups differ.”



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