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Islamic cleric warns US against naming Boko Haram, a terrorist group

 The secretary general of the Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, Dr Lateef Adegbite, has criticised the planned naming of Boko Haram, as a terrorist organization by the American government.

He enjoined the US government to be patient with the manner in which the issue is handled, so as not to endanger the lives of some other innocent Nigerians.

The US government on Thursday, declared the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, alongside two of his lieutenants as Specially Designated Global Terrorists.

The US government, however did not classify the entire group as a terrorist group.

Referring to the US, the cleric stated that “They should hasten slowly because the implication will be very serious.”

Dr Adegbite based his concern on the effect, such classification will have on Nigerians in general. “How will they know Boko Haram” he asked, adding that “if  I travel there with my beards, they can take me for what I am not” he said.

“We should appeal to them to give Nigeria more time and chance to gradually suppress them (Boko Haram) and they (security operatives) are making progress” he alluded.

He also noted that negotiations are on-going with the sect members with a ploy to “bring them back into the Nigerian fold.”

Dr Adegbite, who is also the chairman presidential committee on public awareness on security and civic responsibilities, was speaking to our state house correspondent after a meeting with the Vice-president Namadi Sambo, in the presidential villa.

Details of their meeting were not disclosed to journalists but the Islamic scholar in an answer to questions said that the issue of insecurity in the country should not be left with the federal government alone. He urged the governors to come up with programmes to address the issue of security in the country.

He called on the state governors to assist the president to curb the insurgency.

In a  statement issued by the US Department of State, Abubakar Shekau, Abubakar Adam Kambar, and Khalid al-Barnawi were named ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorists’ under Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, thereby blocking all of their property and interests subject to U.S. jurisdiction.

The statement also prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in transactions with or for the benefit of these individuals.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=703977146 Onuwaje Tajh

    SIR,WHAT WOULD YOU CALL BOKO HARAM,I DONT UNDERSTAND THIS ALHAJI,WHAT WILL YOU CALL BOKO HARAM,A CHARITY ORGANIZATION….WITH ALL THE SUICIDE BOMBINGS,MURDERS AND SO ON,,,,,PLS IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO SAY SHUT YOUR TRAP.

    • Dr lateef

      NO NA MAN O WAR THEM BE

    • Muslimah

      He who has respect 4 his parents, has respect 4 elders and he who has respect 4 elders 4 sure has respect 4 his and other’ s religion…. 4rm all indication, u lack all…. Re-brand urself and shut ur basket mouth….

      • Ruby

        Do BH have respect for others’ religion?

      • Robbyeve

        you are simply a big fool and very unintelligent,we are talking of boko haram you re talking about respect.IDIOT

      • Ugoo Kelvin

         It is unfortunate that u quote an outdated African adage in response to an objective fact crying before each one of us. I hope you are not involved in this. The truth respects no person, age or status. So, i advice that you rather SHUT UP cos u have nothing to say.

      • Nduri

        no wonder countries like US and the entire europe are progressive bcos there is no such respect you refer to…no kabiyesi,rankadede,orvesen,sheik there. And infact they are ‘infidel’ countries blessed by God,yet you bloody unprogressive ones would never go no where,remain as u were created,i wonder why they even put on clothes,use phones,guns and bombs which are creations of the ‘infidel’ west. Respect ke, even if that boko aboki catch this yoruba muslim, he’s dead that second…u Foolish bat. 

      • Ahmed

        The Lateef man is a sponsor and this muslimah is a boko haram member. simple!

      • sanussy

         you are a fool of the highest order.

      • yomighty

        U WOULD HAVE TO BE UP-GRADED ….JUST TO BE A FOOL

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=703977146 Onuwaje Tajh

        i refuse to waste my time talking to a dumb like you and all muslims that think like you,you should not only rebrand yourself,but you need to be demolished and rebuilth,cause you are totally dumb and unschooled like your other muslims who reason like you….

  • Tayo

    You can see there is solidarity for Boko Haram even within the ranks of  high profile Muslims!! Dr Lateef’s comment is not only shameful but very disappointing. It may  perhaps be that he didn’t  want to speak publicly against the evil group because of fear for his life..

    • Msrukayya

      Be careful wit Wat u say before u become the BH next target I warn!

      • http://yahoo.com/ Axeman777

         Common, shut Ur mouth. Who dey fear ur nonsense cowardly boko haram. Idiot…

      • http://yahoo.com/ Axeman777

         U think say Boko Haram get monopoly over violence? Thunder fire all of u b**t**ds

      • Robbyeve

        fool,we are not scared of you cowards.

      • Ahmed

        you can see a real boko haram member threatening people. God will punish you!

    • Dr Lateef

      are they not my brothers? did you call niger delta millitants terrorists? please, do not call them terrorist they are death distributors for the common man.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cornelius-Amaechi/100000530208575 Cornelius Amaechi

        They are your brothers fine,what about those they have killed,they were your enemies,right? You’ve talked yourself into okro-soup;Dr L,wake-up from your slumber and be sensible enough to know the great margin between BH and NDMG.

      • Alade

        Dr. L. Adegbite, I’ve always had great respect for you and this has been for a long time. To hear your comments on News last night left me dumb founded. Boko Haram are your brothers indeed, but not once have I heard you condemn them or speak against the killings of innocent live and bombing of churches. Now that things are going to be very serious for them you call for patience for the US Govt.  What will 47 souls in Madala and hundred others in other parts of the North that did not do anything to YOUR BROTHERS do with patience now that they are dead and their families left with sorrow and morning?  I AM GREATLY DISAPPOINTED WITH YOU AND YOUR OPINION ON LIFE. You are supposed to be a learned and respected elderly person.

  • http://yahoo.com/ Axeman777

    These muslims are all Boko haram adherents. They want all the christians in the north to be killed 1st b4 Boko haram is named a terrorist organization, Cowards…

    • Ayeaxemen

      aye!!!!! talk true boko haram and ayes who strong pass?

      • http://yahoo.com/ Axeman777

         Korofo, on guard…

  • Problemcountry

    DR LATEEF SHOULD BE HELD AS A CONSPIRATOR WITH THE TERRORIST GROUP. BOKO HARAM. I AM CONVINCED BY HIS STATEMENT THAT HE IS A MEMBER. SUCH PEOPLE HOLDING MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENCY IS A THREAT TO THE PEOPLE. LATEEF MUST DIE.

  • Problemcountry

    BOKO HARAM IS A SOCIAL CLUB ORGANIZATION. LATEEF IS THIS CORRECT? PLEASE TELL US WHAT WE SHOULD CALL BOKO HARAM WITHIN 24 HOURS ELSE YOU GO KPAI.

  • Digest444

    I am very sure that Lateef Adegbite and other Islamic Clerics have links with so call boko haram. These clerics are muslims. The entie world have to understand that Islam or Muslim idealogy is based on the TERROR.

  • Mike O. Tucson AZ

    Sir, I ask. How many of your direct relation or kinsmen has been masacred by this group? Or, how many of your Moslem brothers has been dismembered by your nice guys in Honda cars while they are at Jumat prayer? If you are not able to off handedly tell nigerians one incident that has directly affected you, then sir, there is real dishonesty in your call. You failed to tell us you parameter for concluding that Nigeria is in control of the situation. Ejoo sir, emaa je ki won pe yin ni AGBA OSIKA. May Allah be with you.

  • http://yahoo.com/ Axeman777

    That mumu Dr Lateef or whatever the his name is, can kiss my ass where the sun dont shine…

    • Muslimah

      Asshole! Carry go with ur frustration………u will Neva become as important as Dr. Abdullateef through out ur lyf tym…… END OF DISCUSSION!

      • http://twitter.com/e_azodo emmanuel

        IS ur 
        Lateef important ?. am just hearing of him ooo

  • Ruby

    The issue has lingered for long and no muslim leader ever came out publicly to comment on the issue. Now that the US are involved, we could see people defending BH. BH acts is suicide bombing and suicide bombing is terrotist attack as a result, they are TERRORIST. On the other hand, the niger delta militants did not do suicide bombing but BH believe they are doing it for their religion. NONSENSE.

  • Robbyever

    This man should be arrested for what he just said,so many retarded and unintelligent people ruling nigeria.

  • Robbyevil

    MUSLIMS ARE TERRORISTS,EVEN THE ONES YOU LIVE WITH ARE BULLIES.I HATE ALL EXTREMIES BOTH MUSLIM AND CHRISTIANS……I LOVE JESUS BUT FUCK RELIGION

  • Ugoo Kelvin

    Is this Dr. Adegbite a Nigerian? I have no doubt that he is directly involved in this series of hideous acts masterminded by some ungodly individual in the name of religious liberation. We have gone beyond the era of violent imposition of religion and Caliphatic dynasties. If the ‘Boko Sect’ really want to go back to ancient – medieval mentality, the should do that in other parts of the globe, not here. This so-called Alhaji has not lost someone yet to this ‘Vampires’ no wonder he wants Nigeria to keep losing the lives of her many peace loving citizens. I suggest he relocates to any of the Northern states, not Abuja where he meets and dines with the Vice-President under the name of security-discussions, and see if he will survive another 48hrs. We are behind the initiative of the US government since we have purpets watching the show instead of acting.

  • Joebest

    I am highly disappointed by these words from the so called secretary general, Alhaji……..how do want both the US and the world to be seeing the Nigerian Government if you urge us to call people responsible for the killing of innocent Nigerians as charitable organisation and not Terrorist group.Oga you sure say you`re innocent here or it may affect you.WE and Nigerian Executive Government should open our eyes for what is killing us is right we us.Wolves in human Skin.

  • Uzommy

    Just shout your dirty mouth up if you don’t know what to say… you are trying to talk about respect for Boko Haram who have killed so many innocent souls, don’t worry if you are saying this he must come and attack your families soon

  • Solar

    i think this Man is too old to be talking in public, is making a fool of himself his family members should help him.

  • Ahmed

    It means that the man supports all the killing by boko haram. he must be part of the sponsors!

  • Afisco4love201

    Since d name is not accepted by u, den wht will u cal dem den, we cal dem security employed by u to save guard pple’s souls and send them to their grave.. i dnt wnt to be sure ur family have fall victim, assuming u’v experienced this u will knw wht it takes to loose smobody who is very close to u…to hell with so cal Boko Haram’s

  • FGZ

    l don’t understand this Dr. Adebgite. “Boko Haram” is a terrorist group and there is no other name for them. this sect have killed thousands of innocent lives and they are still killing. They have use violence against civilians in order to attain their useless goal in the name of religion and foolish ideology. they are gradually destroying the name Nigeria.

  • BabaDudu08

    I no blame the man, na Jona the son Ebele i blame, this type of people should be in jail by now. Why does he wants to go to infedel country and he is afriad of being labelled terrorist? A confuse man doom for hell.

  • Smarto

    Baba Adegbite, how long have we been begging this sect called boko haram to stop killing innocent pple and embrace dialogoue but they refused.     It is now u shd make urgent effort to ask them to stop their evil activities and reason with good pple of Nigeria. They are bringing the country backward in the name of religion. No religion preaches violence. Baba, dont be afraid of going to US with your beard your behaviour will tell who u are. Tell ur followers to change for better.

  • http://yahoo.com/ Axeman777

    Ojukwu told u brainless Nigerians a long time ago…The problem with Nigeria is the Northern muslims. They will continue to impede progress in this country. They are a bigoted, uneducated and retrogressive lot who want to remain in the stone age. I say we cut out this cancer…

  • Linkdoncece

    Arant nonesense this man is one of the people suponsoring hte sect boko haram. he must be investigated.

  • Mcblame2001

    these people are just fooling themselves,what on earth do you expect boko haram to be called,lovers of the people?these people are goddamn terrorist without a cause for myhem…

  • Mcblame2001

    Niger Delta militant had a clear reason for every single move they made..what is boko harams reason for killing innocent souls,the name meaning “western education is  sin”and yet you Dr Lateef has a Dr attached to ur name did you achieve that through bedroom education?why didnt they come after you for you have sinned.

    • Musleemah

      Selfish cow!

  • Donaldnormann

    The federal Government had earlier promised to fish out the sponsor of this so called Boko Haram (Highest Terrorist organ in the universe) and one man just willingly declear him here. Why not arrest this man (Black Devil Lateef)with immediate affect for further interrogation. Do we need to set penal of inquiry to declear him guilty. What set of people are ruling this country for God’s sake. I am really ashamed of this country. Terrorist and foolish idiots on Government. The wrap of God will soon befall on all us there,,,,NONSENSE.

  • Smart2001

    Where did this Alhaji get his PHD? Anyway, it’s no surprise. The entire Muslim community created Boko Haram to annihilate Christians. But let it be know to them that no power on earth can stop the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ. What has this mallam said about all the bombings if he’s not in support of the killings of innocent Nigerians? I’m happy that US is coming into this matter because I know they’ll soon find a way of taking out the idiots.

  • Drs115

    Sentiment apart, please what the Alhaji Adegbite is saying is right, the US if they realy want to help or knew who and where these people are should let us know to arrest them, naming them will not solve the problem, we all knew they are terrorising us. Agreeing with the US is giving them a free ticket to start drone attacks at will killing innocent soul atimes can be even more than what the criminals are killing, Afganistan, Pakistan, Iraq and recently Libya is still in our fresh memory. Is not that he is in support but rather what will follow after that. Let them solve their own problem with arab world and lets solved ours. How come they knew these 3 people without disclosing their names or location to us. America has no permanent friend but Permanenent selfish interest mind you.
    Youtube is on google and google belong to US, why till date they did not help us track shekau that always place a message on youtube. Nigerians be wise CIA ARE BEHIND THIS BH SYNDROME is just a game. Is a known fact Osama works for them before later started calling him terrorist number one, who train him? who finaced him during the cold war? Find the answers to this hope you you will convinced

    • http://yahoo.com/ Axeman777

       @Drs115….What is it with u Northern muslims? Is it that u guys can’t grow a brain or ur just happy having anally retentive reasoning???? So now itz the CIA that is behind those cowards called Boko Haram abi?? Why dont u go and ask ur senior brothers Buhari, Atiku and IBB. The way U people grovellingly pass on the demons u create is totally mind-boggling. The question now is not whether Nigeria should divide. The question is if it will happen peacefully or violently….We are just not compatible with backward parasites that should be raising camels in the desert…

  • vengeance

    this man is a big fool. it’s clear that he’s one of the sponsors of  boko haram. i cant understand how a sane human being would take side with boko haram for any reason. he’s truly n ungodly man. he values names given to a group that kills human beings over the lives of the poeple they are killing. him n boko haram would rot in hell. all they work for on earth would be destroyed in the same manners boko haram have destroyed the lives of innocent children. his children n that of all other supportes of boko haram would be consumed in their prime times.

  • Hot

    only a blood sucker would support the Boko Haram in any form.

  • Justice

    When the supporters of Boko Haram protect the evil organization, you can feel them from the way they talk.  BH have been killing innocent souls and Alhaji neva come out openy to condemn them. Now US is naming then a terrorist group,a fact we all known to be, then the Alhaju and all that v bn givin d evil group the tacit support r now talking abt drone attack. And by d way, we r not fools, labeling them as terrors does nt necessarily mean that the next thing is drone attack. When Boko Haram takes d evil attack to d point where drone attack is inevitable then they call for it. If any same person fears drone attack, let d same person tell BH to stop killing innocent children. Dont u think d spirit of the children killed would b happy that the group is labelled as terrors  ? Dont u think that the blood of the innocent children killed would hunt who ever speak for this evil group ?

  • Justice

    @Axeman777 u r rite. The northern muslims are parasites. I only pity the very few southerners like this Adegbite that r being used bcos of money. Southern muslims r perfect gentlemen.

  • Jidefrank

    I think Adegbite should be arrested for his comment. So what do we call Boko haram  group? are they charity or peace making organisation? They have bomb churches, houses, police stations and also rob banks. What other name can we give them than to call them Islamic fearless global terrorist.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/J4T7FHJ2MZFABANVY2E6J7VB7U king george

    THIS OLD MAN SHOULD GO AND HANG HIMSELF.. PLEASE GEJ GET THIS IDIOT ARRESTED,HE IS ONE OF THEM…

  • Pamela

    I am shocked at the comment of Dr Adegbite. With that kind of comment, it means that some Nigerians still do not have a clue as to the extent of all the deaths caused by Boko Haram. If they are not terrorists, please Dr. Adegbite, can you tell us what they are? You complain about the kind of treatment you will get if you travel, that to me is selfishness of the highest degree. Is your life more important than those already dead and might die in future if a drastic action is not taken to curb the Boko Haram attacks. For your information, Shengen Countries already classify Nigeria with other terrorist States, so when you apply for Visa as a Nigerian, it takes longer than other African States like Ghana or Kenya. I am really gutted by this statement of Dr Adegbite

  • Amlsnlagos

    THIS FOOL AT 40 IS THE GREATEST SPONSOR OF BOKO HARAM. THE MAN HAS DONATED MORE THAN $50,000,000 TO DIS SECT WITH TWO OF HIS MANSION IN SOMALIA WITH THE AIM OF ACTUALIZATION OF SHARIA IN NIGERIA……..BUT GOD OF HEAVEN WHO ASK THE BLOOD OF ABEL FROM CAIN WILL SURELY ASK THE BLOOD OF INNOCENT NIGERIAN FROM DIS ISLAMIC LEADERS

  • Tobi

    Dr. Adegbite is simply a confused man. Niger Delta militants were fighting for a just course which after it was met, the laid down their arms and ammunitions and embraced peace. The struggle was for a better region that contributed nearly 90 percent to our national income. Boko Haram has no basis calling for the whole of Nigeria to be islamized (if I may use the word). It is unacceptable. People should have freedom of religion and worship. The dangerous sect also kicks against western education which has brought them development and recognition as Adegbite himself has got today. It is simple Dr. Adegbite: any group that unleashes terror on people should be given no other name than “A TERRORIST GROUP!” Before the pronouncement of the US government, what were they called? I in my own opinion, Dr. Adegbite is a national disgrace and should be removed from that committee that has security as one the primary purposes it was constituted. Who knows? Dr. Adegbite could be one of those influential persons behind this terrorist group called Boko Haram. I think in my own opinion, Dr. Adegbite should be questioned by the security agencies. His utterances are unfortunate and highly regrettable from a man we believed to be a leader. It is indeed shameful!

  • Juruchy

    This Alhaji should be stone to death for saying that the implication of naming Boko haram as a Terrorist  group might take innocent lives. what is Boko Haram, are the lives they take guilty lives, what about the lives they are yet to take, have you forgotten that a live of other Nigerians are more valuable than that of your Animal brothers you are trying to protect ? Alhaji close that garbage you call mouth.

  • Justice

    IF AFTER DIS SECT HAS ROBBED BANKS, KILL AND MAIM PPL, BOMB CHURCHES, UN HQTS, POLICE STATIONS,  MARKETS, SURCIDE BOMBING EFC…THEY CANT BE CALL TERROLIST, WHAT WOULD THEY DO NEXT TO QUALIFY DEM AS TERROLIST????????THAN TO CONSUME THIS ALHAJI AND HIS FAMILY. I PRAY  GOD WILL GIVE DEM D GRACE TO QUALIFY. SO DAT DIS HE GOAT(ALHAJI) WONT SEE US CALLING DEM NAMES.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002814954707 Joe Green

    A number of violent attacks on Jews around the world and the attack by a radical Moslem on a Jewish school in France is tangible evidence that the rise in antisemitism in our world is becoming a major threat to the Jewish people today.  A recent survey among ten European nations indicated that the belief that Jews were responsible for the death of Jesus Christ is a major factor in this rise in antisemitism.  It is also true that the ever increasing Moslem population in Europe is a factor in antisemitism among the European peoples. 

    Couple this survey information with the Arab and Moslem world’s use of radical rhetoric towards Israel and the Jewish people and the stage is being set for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.  Several ancient Jewish prophets revealed a time when the world would hate the Jews and want to rid the world of these people.  Zechariah wrote 2500 years ago that at that time 2 out of every 3 Jews would be hated and then killed.  Evil angels, led by the devil himself, will try and kill every Jew on the earth (Revelation 12:7-17).  Jeremiah called this terrible time in the future the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7).  Daniel wrote in 12:1, that the Lord would dispatch Michael the archangel to protect the Jews from complete annihilation.

    Antisemitism today will lead to Bible prophecy being fulfilled in a future tomorrow. 

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