Sunday, June 2, 2013

We're not involved in Hezbollah armoury saga - Lebanese community

We're not involved in Hezbollah armoury saga - Lebanese community:
The Lebanese community in Kano has exonerated itself from the large
consignment of arms  uncovered by the Nigerian security agents in the
troubled northern Nigerian commercial city that was linked to
international terrorist organization, Hezbollah.

Addressing newsmen in Kano in its first official reaction since the
Hezbollah cell in the city was busted by the security agents, Chairman
of the community, Tahir Fadlallah said that the Lebanese Community
‘’unequivocally condemns crime in whatever form”.

Tahir Fadlallah,  who also doubled as the chairman of the Tahir Guest
palace in Kano said that, “with almost 100 years of our stay in Kano,
we have never been associated with any crime that threatened the peace
of our host”.

Tahir Fadlallah said that, ‘’the community is ready and willing to
cooperate with security and law enforcement agencies in their efforts to
counter any act or activities associated or related to terrorists act”.

Fadlallah maintained that,” Lebanese community will not accept or associate with any criminal individual or group”.

The chairman further disclosed that the Lebanese community will give
their full and unwavering confidence in the ability of the relevant
authorities to carry out thorough investigations with a view to bring
the culprits to justice.

Tahir also condemned in strong terms, the purported newspaper report
that linked him and his organization to Hezbollah armoury, stressing
that, “I am not involved and I’m prepared to initiate a legal action for
redress. I have been receiving calls within and outside the country
over the purported story but it’s not true at all as you all can see
now.  I’m addressing you and will not leave the damage to go like this
because I will sue them”.

Source: Vanguard

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