Boko Haram Closes University of Maiduguri!

The militant Islamist sect, Boko Haram has forced the authorities of the University of Maiduguri to close the institution down indefinitely. The university announced the indefinite suspension of all academic activities with effect from tomorrow, July 12, 2011 pending the improvement of the security situation in the state.
A statement signed this afternoon by Ahmed Mohammed, Chief Information Officer of the University directed all students to vacate the campus tomorrow.
Street Journal found pout that the decision was arrived at after an emergency meeting of the school administration. Investigations also revealed that a letter has been sent to the school by the Boko Haram sect and it might have prompted the school’s closure. The letter allegedly instructed the authorities to shut the institution or risk being attacked.
The letter read in part “we give the school authorities till end of this month or before the beginning of Ramadan to release you all, if not something very bad will happen”. Though the authenticity of the letter cannot be verified, the University of Maiduguri authorities is not willing to take any chances.
In a statement also being circulated around Maiduguri, the sect has promised more attacks. They also dared the State Security Service saying “the local people love us, they support us and the locals will never betray us because they believe in our cause, SSS we are not far away from you. If you can get us, come for us. The banning of motor cycles in Maiduguri and environs will not hinder or deter us.”

Author: NewsAdmin

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