- MURIC has described as "diabolic and wicked" reports linking it with terrorism in Nigeria
- The Muslim group also denied receiving a huge amount of money from ISWAP insurgents
- MURIC said it has been pursuing peaceful advocacy for years, hence the ISWAP link is "a lie from the pit of Jahanam"
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An Islamic human rights group, Muslims Rights Concern (MURIC), has denied link with Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP), an insurgent organisation in West Africa.
The group, in a statement on Tuesday, August 11, also denied collecting $200,000 from the terrorist group to "recruit young Fulani men living in the southwest" as claimed by San Louis Keita, former intelligence chief in Mali.
Speaking on the allegation, MURIC director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, described the reports as a wicked concoction and a lie from the pit of hell.
“Our attention has been drawn to a rumour making the rounds in mainstream and social media circles that MURIC received $200,000 from ISWAP.
"It is a wicked concoction and a lie from the pit of Jahannam. We declare clearly, categorically and unequivocally that we have never had any contact with ISWAP or any other terrorist group," MURIC said.
The Islamic group said it is illogical to link it with insurgency having openly condemned every act of terror in Nigeria and the world.
MURIC said the conspiracy to robe it with concocted lies will not fly because the allegation is dead on arrival, adding that the ISWAP group knows that it can never support their malice against humanity.
"We are a disciplined group. We have never been known to engage in any violent protest or attack since we established MURIC in 1994. It is most diabolical to accuse a group that has pursued peaceful advocacy for twenty-six (26) years of having any connection with terrorists," the group further added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that about four men suspected to be arm suppliers to Boko Haram terrorists have been killed by operatives of the Niger Republic army.
The suspected terrorists, who were said to be Libyans, were busted and annihilated on Sunday, August 9, on their way to northeast Nigeria.
Nigerien forces intercepted the arms suppliers before reaching the border that leads to Nigeria.
Since the emergence of Boko Haram as a full-fledged terrorist group in Nigeria, they have continuously wreaked havoc on villages, killed people and left thousands of people displaced.
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