Mamman Nur, the wanted mastermind of the United Nations’ House bombing in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, last August, is said to be behind the killing of Mallam Babakura Fugu.
Nur, who was declared wanted by the Directorate of State Service, DSS, is said to harbour another faction of the dreaded Ahlan Sunnah Lid Da’waati wal Jihad Yaanaa (brothers), popularly known as the Boko Haram sect.
Vanguard also has information that one Ustaz Mote who reportedly grew up in the Fugu family house, was used for the assassination of Fugu.
Ustaz Mote is said to be an ardent foot soldier of Nur.
Mallam Fugu was killed in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Saturday while Security agents are on the trail of the killers.
Vanguard has been informed that the Nur group suspects that the recent wave of arrests of its members by the DSS was “facilitated by the late Fugu.
The Nur group, it was learnt last night, is said to also believe that Mallam Fugu “may have entered into an alliance with the state.
“That alliance”, the source continued, “may also have yielded pecuniary benefits for Mallam Fugu and may have been a source of envy by the other faction of the sect”.
Meanwhile, the spiritual leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, is said to have condemned the killing of Fugu.
According to him, “it is immoral and a further injustice on the Fugu family which has every right to seek persecution without recourse to the group”.