Leader of the Boko Haram insurgents, Abubakar Shekau, an audio tape released on YouTube, has claimed that Monday’s attack on University of Maiduguri was in response to the ‘ungodly activities’ in the institution.
The Monday attack had claimed the lives of a Professor and four others which was reportedly carried out by two suicide bombers.
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.
“We are not angry with Nigeria. You didn’t kill anyone in Sambisa. We are praying that we don’t change; Koran is our teacher; this is the message we are sending to you. Are you [Buhari] as powerful as God?
“You should know it’s Shekau talking and I’m alive and it’s we that did it, even if King Pharaoh repents, we will not accept it.”
The authenticity of the recording could not independently confirmed as at press time.