Insurgent Boko Haram, still believed to be around the general area of the Geidam community in Yobe State, have distributed pamphlets luring residents to join them in their war against unbelievers in their course.
The pamphlet titled, “message of integration with the Islamic Empire” from “The Islamic State of West Africa to the Islamic Ummah as a whole, especially the people of West Africa.”
It went on “You know the main purpose of our jihad is to glorify the word of God, by bringing back God’s judgment on God’s servants in the land of God.
“Among our objectives are: “Protecting Muslims from their religion, blood, wealth and honour from all threats to them, and the call from polytheism, infidelity and oppression to monotheism, Islam and justice.” The message pointed.
“Those we fight for: We fight against the polytheists and the Crusaders (Christians) and other infidels. We fight against anyone who fights against Islam even if he claims to be a Muslim.
“Those we do not touch, The blood, honour, and property of Muslims are are haram in our eyes, and none of them is lawful except what is lawful.
“Every Muslim who does not fight against the Islamic State is rewarded if he adheres to the rules of his religion.
“Whoever repents from infidelity and polytheism and adheres to the rules of Islam will be safe Muslims can claim their lawful wealth, under the Islamic Empire. They are not tax collectors
“The Kingdom of Islam, the Kingdom of all Muslims, come and meet it, its doors are open to you,” the message concluded.
Geidam in Yobe state is the home town of the former Governor of the state and is located in northern Yobe just beside Mobbar of Borno state.
Geidam and Damasak have long been endangered strategic towns very important to the military and the insurgents because of their proximity to Lake Chad.
metrowatchonline.com recalls that Geidam equally shares a boundary with the Niger Republic just like towns like Yusufari, Jijimari, Nguru, Kanamga and Machina.
Yobe sources however told metrowatchonline.com that residents of Gashua are on edge now and are worried about the negative signals from Geidam which is not too far from them within the Lake Chad region.