The supposedly dead leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the twin bomb blast that killed four people yesterday inside a mosque at the University of Maiduguri, Borno state.
The incident which took place yesterday also claimed the life of a Prof. Aliyu Usman Mani and many others. Also 17 other people were seriously injured in the process.
Taking credit for the blast, Shekau in an audio recording published on YouTube, Shekau said the mosque was attacked because it was “ungodly”.
He further taunted the Nigerian army by saying none of his members were killed in Sambisa forest.
“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,” Shekau said in the recording.
“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.”