A new Islamic group known as ”Yanlabaiku” with membership of about 100 followers which is also preaching against Western education has emerged at Gwadangwaji, the outskirts of Birnin Kebbi, capital of Kebbi State.
According to Daily Trust, the sect, for now is a non violent group that lays claim to Islam and is conducting public preaching, meetings and processions.
The sect members, it was learnt are called ‘Yanlokoloko’ which is one of the names of one of its leaders, Ismaila Lokoloko, who is assisted by one Bala Amadu.
Information gathered suggests that members of the group, which is said to have a slogan that puts belief in their Sheikh above God, are also said to willingly surrender their wives to spend the night with their important visitors especially scholars from the group.
The group is rumoured to have contact with boko haram terrorists, an inside source who spoke anonymously said,
”You might have noticed that their criticism of the five daily prayers which is a compulsory act in Islam is synonymous with the teachings of the sect sacked from Niger State, while the Boko Haram is known to oppose Western education. The issue of sharing their wives with their scholars is a known practice by some sects in the early 70s”.
So far, the group has succeeded in taking over a Mosque in Kebbi by forcing the Iman to resign.
Reacting to the development, Deputy Governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Samaila Dabai Yombe, said all necessary action has been taken by government to checkmate the sect, adding that security agents are already on top of the matter.