Nigerian Army Unmasks New Deadly Islamic Sect, “Hakika”

The Nigerian Army has alerted of the
emergence of another deadly Islamic sect
known as “Hakika Islamic.” The army said the
group has strange doctrines similar to that of
Boko Haram.

The sect, according to the army, is headed by
one Yahaya Ibrahim and is currently recruiting
young men and women; with operational bases
around Ngwurore, in Yola South Local
Government Area of Adamawa State and Toto
Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

Giving more insight into the activities of the
sect, the army said the group has controversial
doctrines. The sect, which is said to have been
in existence for sometime now, according to
Daily Sun sources, was beginning to give army
authorities fighting counter-insurgency war in
the North East big concern.

It was also gathered that already, the army
authorities in Borno State have contacted the
Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS); to inform
them about the existence of the sect.

Army informed the NIS in a July 4, 2018 letter.
The said letter, with reference number 192 BN/
G3/240/57, was signed by one Lieutenant TG
Iortyom on behalf of the Acting Commanding
Officer in charge of 192 Battalion in Borno.

The letter, made available to Daily Sun, reads:
“I am directed to connect security report from
own high command and to inform you that
information received that an Islamic Sect
known as “Hakika” under the leadership of one
Yahaya Ibrahim has emerged around Ngwurore
in Yola South LGA of Adamawa State and Toto
LGA of Nasarawa state.

“It was gathered that the group is currently on
recruitment drive, with series of controversial
doctrines from non-adherence to five days
prayers, to non-observance of Ramadan,
promotion of fornication and adultery among
others. In view of the above, I am directed to
request you disseminate this information to
your men and monitor the activities of the
newly formed sect in your Area of
Responsibility, accordingly.”

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When contacted, the Director of Defence
Information, Brigadier General John Agim,
confirmed the report and added that the
military is already on top of the situation.

“We are investigating activities of the group; to
ensure that they do not get out of hand and
cause havoc with their activities in the
country,” said Agim.

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