Gang claiming allegiance to Boko Haram emerges in Mombasa

Boko Haram group in Nigeria. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa, KENYA: A new criminal gang in Mombasa has emerged that is  claiming allegiance to Nigerian terrorist group  “Bokoharam”.

Baraka FM investigated and found out that the members, majority being between 18 and 28 years, are most of the time spotted  along Barabara mchanga in Likoni-Ukunda road; where they always hold a meeting.

When approached for the first time they were hostile but at some point  one of the members finally agreed to an interview with Baraka FM on behalf of the group.

“We are about 20 members as per now. All are male and energetic youth,we are still young but we are pledging allegiance to Nigerian Bokoharam group,they are our brothers.” Said Mohamed, one of the group member who only identified himself by one name.

When contacted for a comment concerning the existence of the group, Likoni police chief Willy Simba said that they had no clue of it’s existence.

He added that they will conduct  investigations to determine if such a group existed.

Mohammed distanced their group with that of wakalikwanza,wakaliwao and the youngthugs gang that have wrecked havoc in Likoni of late.

“We are not affiliated to any group,our agenda is different from those you are talking about, we are only pushing for our rights,” added Mohammed.

Boko haram is a terrorist group in Nigeria opposing western education and culture.

Boko means sin and the group has been accused of kidnappings, bombings, suicide attacks targeting churches and police stations.