Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has received chilling YouTube death threats from Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau for inciting hatred against the sect.
Following the recent attack on the Kano Central Mosque by the sect where scores of people lost their lives, the emir of Kano had urged residents of the state to arm themselves and defend themselves against future terrorist attacks.
Shekau’s threat was contained in a video posted on youtube. Threatening to kill Sanusi who he described as ‘King of money’, the Boko Haram leader said his own Islam is more superior to that of the Emir of Kano, and several others prominent Muslims.
He said, “Before I start talking to my brothers who believed in me and the religion of Allah, not the religion of democracy, not that of western education, those who believed in the religion of the Quran not that of the constitution and not religion of the Emir of Kano.
“We do not practise the religion of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, not the religion of Jonathan, not the religion of Obasanjo, not the religion of Atiku, not the religion of Babangida, not the religion of Obama, not the religion of Bush, not the religion of Clinton, but the religion of Allah.
“Now listen to me Emir of Kano. I am talking to you and only you because of your recent utterances. Let me inform you now that you are late (dead), you should know that you are only the King of Kano, King of Central Bank, King of money, you are only Sanusi Lamido.
“Emir of Kano Sanusi, you are late, that our triumph is just for a period of time so you said. Even your predecessors who are renowned idol worshippers in Islamic history like ‘Abujahal’ could not succeed in fighting Islam.
“Yes, you can say that our success is for a period of time, because you are a king of Bank and a loyal citizen of your country.
“Because you are made the Emir of Kano, that is why you got angry and was calling on the vigilante groups and hunters to attack us. Let me tell you that the hunters and the vigilante groups will fail and you will also fail.
“We will kill you people, we will capture hostages and keep selling them,” he said.