Sheikh Zakzaky was speaking at the annual Martyrs’ Day commemoration held at the Baqiyyatullah Hussainiyyah, Zaria, Saturday.
He explained that, the abduction was a plan to pave way for U.S. and Israeli military presence in Nigeria to balkanize the country and steal its resources. “Let no one be fooled, there is nothing like Boko Haram! It is a covert operation to balkanize Nigeria and steals its resources in the name of search of Boko Haram insurgents. If you can fool others, we cannot be fooled!”.
He said, those protesting for the release of the abducted girls should direct their protest at President Goodluck Jonathan and his colleague Shekau, for they are two of the same kind. “Shekau is presently kept safe in a secret military camp”, he added.
Sheikh Zakzaky further said, the intention is to disperse people from all places with rich resources in the name of search of insurgents. “They realized there is gold in Zamfara and Zaria-Birnin Gwari; gold and platinum in Sokoto and Borno. They did it in Iraq, as they went in search of Weapons of Mass Destruction, which they never found but plunged the country in chaos. The same thing was experimented in Afghanistan before our eyes”, he said.
The Islamic scholar said, the western countries are experimenting the second era of scramble for Africa with great expectations from Nigeria, in this of the glaring realities that Africa is in its peak of glory.