Boko Haram Bombs University of Maiduguri, as released Commander issues fresh threats
—BH Leader, Shekau releases new videos
Barely few hours after Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, released a threatening video against the Nigerian Government, the University of Maiduguri, Borno state, had been attacked by suicide bombers.
According to reports, three suicide bombers who masterminded the attack and a security man at the University died in the attack which occurred at early hours of Saturday between 1-1.30 am.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Borno State Emergency Management Agency, (BOSEMA) were said to have evacuated the corpses.
Boko Haram had just released a second video showing four abducted Chibok girls who refused to return from captivity.
In the new video, one out of the four Chibok girls, was spotted clutching an AK 47 justifying reasons for their refusal to leave the terrorist organisation and to return to their parents.
A top Nigerian journalist close to the terror group, Ahmad Salkida, had mentioned the name of the Chibok girl with an AK47 as Maida Yakubu.
In an earlier new video, released by Shekau, Shuaibu Moni, one of the swapped Boko Haram commanders for the 82 Chibok schoolgirls, was shown issuing threats to Nigerian authorities and President Muhammadu Buhari.
Salkida in a series of tweets on Friday, May 12, said the commander, in the video, declared that it is not true that only five commanders were released, warning of imminent bombing of Abuja.
Further, he claimed that there’s been no ‘sulhu’ dialogue with government and there won’t be. Only war is between us, he declared.
This present stance of the Book Haram contradicts the federal government’s information to the public that the released Boko Haram commanders pose no threat or danger to the nation.
It had also assured the public that it is very much in dialogue with the terrorist group on the release of the remaining Chibok girls and laying down their arms.
The Nigerian government had on May 7, secured the release of 82 Chibok girls in exchange of release of some detained Boko Haram commanders.