Condemnation, yesterday, continued to path Monday’s bombing of worshippers within the College of Maiduguri mosque in Borno State, because the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, claimed accountability for the act.
The Christian Affiliation of Nigeria, CAN, and All Progressives Congress, APC, have joined different Nigerians to sentence the assault, wherein a professor of Veterinary Drugs, Professor Aliyu Mani, and 6 others had been killed.
Additionally yesterday, some college students of the College of Maiduguri, UNIMAID, referred to as for proactive safety measures to include the frequent assaults on their campus by Boko Haram terrorists.
A video that includes an audio recording, purporting to be that of Boko Haram chief, Abubakar Shekau, was posted on social media late on Monday.
“The bomb that exploded on Monday morning; our brothers are chargeable for it,” the recording mentioned.
CAN, whereas condemning the bombing, commiserated with the households of the victims and expressed optimism that the terrorist menace will quickly be historical past.
CAN President, Rev. Dr. Samson Ayokunle, in a press release yesterday in Abuja, mentioned solely satanic brokers may perpetrate such acts and puzzled when worshipping God has develop into against the law.
He stated: “What offence did these worshippers decide to warrant this? Solely demon-possessed people might be behind any such act.
“CAN commiserates with the household of the victims of the terrorist assault and prays for the consolation of the Holy Spirit for them.
“The Affiliation as effectively prays for fast restoration for people who had been injured.”
Ayokunle tasked the safety businesses to go after the terrorists, who’ve been dislodged from their strongholds, however are going about attacking tender targets with a view to ending the menace as quickly as attainable.
Equally, APC additionally, yesterday, condemned the bomb assault. In an announcement yesterday in Abuja by its Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, the get together condoled with the households of victims.
”Whilst we mourn with fellow residents, who’ve fallen victims to the terrorists, we’re consoled by the information that Boko Haram’s days are numbered and these certainly are its dying days,” the get together mentioned.
It additionally condemned “this cowardly act by Boko Haram,” saying it views “this newest act of terror as one other affirmation of the group’s desperation to stay within the nationwide consciousness, having misplaced its former stronghold to the Nigerian Military.”
In the meantime, some UNIMAID college students have known as for proactive safety measures to comprise the frequent assaults on their campus by the insurgents.
The scholars, who made the decision yesterday in Maiduguri, stated they’d not be intimidated by the insurgents.
They urged the administration of the college to place in place “proactive safety measures’’ to guard college students and employees from additional assaults.
UNIMAID college students react
One of many college students, Malam Ibrahim Sale, mentioned Abubakar Shekau had been making empty threats previously simply to scare individuals.
He stated: “This isn’t the primary time Shekau has been making empty threats on UNIMAID. You’ll recall he even stated he would take over the campus someday in the past, however nothing occurred.”
Goni Mahmoud, one other pupil, mentioned: “We in Borno have seen all of it. Because the college has by no means been closed even for as soon as, what made him (Shekau) assume anybody will take him severely?
“We imagine his (Shekau) days are numbered; the military will likely be on his path till he has no extra hiding place.”
Talking on the identical vein, Salamatu Bashir urged the navy and college authorities to take proactive measures to forestall future incidence.
NLC raises alarm
Additionally, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, yesterday, warned that the bomb assault on UNIMAID was a sign that the Boko Haram insurgents had regrouped amongst residents to interact in delicate targets.
NLC, in a press release by its President, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, warned that the
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