By Obinna Odenigbo
At least 185 people lost their lives in what has been dubbed the ’20 simultaneous explosions’ that rocked Kano.
The radical Islamic sect- nicknamed- Boko Haram; have not only claimed responsibility for the carnage, but have also threatened to diversify the dimensions of their attacks. In the latest message attributed to the Boko haram leader; he threatened to take the attacks to schools because ‘Islamic schools have been targeted by government forces’
It would be premature to dismiss those threats as chitchat as just this evening; a Cruise Nigeria informant reported the discovery of a bomb at the back gate of the University of Science and Technology (UST) Port Harcourt.
According to our informant; a group of kids were playing at number 11 Owo Street, UST back gate, with what they thought was a ‘toy’ until an older passer-by picked interest in the weird puppet which they chased and threw around.
The police were immediately alerted and they duly confiscated the bomb which was waiting to diffuse. It is believed that they eventually disarmed it.
And while a Boko Haram involvement is not verified; Nigerians are apprehensive of the threats posed by the radical sect even as 25 of their members were arrested today in Enugu and a further eleven killed in Borno state by members of the Joint Task Force (JTF)