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February 21, 2017

UNIMAID was bombed because of ‘ungodly’ acts – Shekau says in new audio

Elusive leader of Boko Haram insurgents Abubakar Shekau has reportedly reacted to the early morning attack on the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) on Monday, January 16.

Shekau gave the reason for the terror attack on UNIMAID which claimed around four lives, including that of a professor and the two suicide bombers, in an audio tape released on YouTube.

According to the report, Shekau said the attack was retaliation to UNIMAID’s ‘ungodly’ activities.

Shekau was quoted as saying in the recording: “The bomb that happened this morning, it’s my people. Don’t deceive people that it’s a mosque, how would you build a mosque and do ungodly things in it.

Daily Trust gathered that the early morning bomb attack which occurred at JS mosque near the staff quarters was carried out by a 7 year old suicide bomber.

The bomber it was learnt killed a Director of Vetenary medicine, Prof. Aliyu Mani, and four others, while another 15 persons are said to be injured.

Earlier, the Borno state police spokesman Victor Isuku confirmed to journalists the early morning explosion at the University of Maiduguri.

He noted that the blast happened during early morning prayers by Muslim faithful, and promised to provide more details soon.



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