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ICC Note: The Islamic terrorist group of Boko Haram has claimed responsibility once again Monday’s twin suicide bombing at a university in Northeast Nigeria through a video released by Abu Shekau. At least two people have been reported dead and seventeen wounded during the incident. The Islamic extremists have directly threatened churches and Christians in the past, but many other civilians have also become victims of such attacks.
1/18/2017, Nigeria (Newsweek) – The leader of a faction of Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has claimed responsibility for a double suicide bombing at a university in the country’s northeast that killed two people Monday.
A video featuring an audio recording circulated on social media Monday evening. The speaker claimed to be Shekau, who has led Boko Haram since 2009, Reuters reported, although the voice has not been independently verified.
Boko Haram splintered into two factions in 2016, one loyal to Shekau and another led by Abu Musab al-Barnawi, who was declared the group’s leader in an August 2016 publication by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). Shekau pledged allegiance to ISIS on behalf of Boko Haram in 2015, but rejected al-Barnawi’s appointment.
“The bomb that exploded on Monday morning, it’s our brothers responsible for it,” the recording said.

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