Residents flee Nigerian city over sect attack
Abuja: Thousands on Tuesday fled the Nigerian
city of Maiduguri and a local university was shut indefinitely
due to a threat from Boko Haram, an Islamic sect responsible
for several killings in the city.
The closure was proactive and students have been
advised to stay at home, Spokesman of the institution, Ahmed
A letter was received earlier by the university
authorities asking them to close the institution or risk
As soon as the announcement was made by the school
spokesman, students packed their belongings and left the
Boko Haram, an Islamic fundamentalist group which has
been carrying out series of attacks on politicians, police and
army, was blamed for the attack.
Bomb explosions which have claimed several lives in
northern states and Abuja, the federal capital territory have
been linked to the group.
The group is against Western education and wants to
install an Islamic sharia rule in the oil rich African
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