Suicide Bombers Strike UNIMAID As Boko Haram Threatens More Attacks

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Two suicide attacks occurred at the University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID, in the early hours of Saturday, killing one security guard injuring a soldier.

This comes as the Boko Haram terrorist group threatened renewed war with the federal government in a new video which was released on the internet.

An anonymous source confirmed the attack on UNIMAID to journalists, saying it was carried out by “a male and female suicide bomber … at the mechanical works department of the university.”

“One security guard was killed and a soldier injured. The injured soldier has been taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.”

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The suicide bombers were also killed in the attacks.

Bodies of the dead have been evacuated by members of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA and Borno State Emergency Management Agency, BOSEMA.

No official statement has been released by security agencies on the latest attack.

The first attack on UNIMAID came in January this year in which four persons, including an infant and a professor were killed.

Meanwhile, in the new video by the Boko Haram, which was first sent to a journalist, Ahmad Salkida, who is believed to have access to the terrorists, the group threatened to carry out more attacks, even in the federal capital territory, FCT.

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In the new video, one of the Boko Haram fighters exchanged for the released Chibok girls, Shuaibu Moni, said more than five Boko Haram members were released in the exchange.

In a series of tweets on Saturday, Salkida said: “Abubakar Shekau has just released a video on Chibokgirls that were recently swapped with his fighters.

“The video has Shuaibu Moni, one of the swapped BH commanders issuing threats to Nigerian authorities and its president.

“The commander, in the video, declared that it is not true that only five commanders were released, warning of imminent bombing of Abuja.

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“He further said that there’s been no ‘sulhu’ dialogue with govt and there won’t be. Only war is between us, he declared.”

This comes exactly one week after the release of 82 Chibok girls following a swap deal with the federal government.

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a television interview had assured Nigerians that there was nothing to worry about the released Boko Haram fighters.

He reiterated that the military was on top of security situations in the North East and that the terrorists have been largely decimated.