Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For Tuesday's Maiduguri Attacks
About seven persons were reported to have been killed.
A security source in Maiduguri has confirmed to SaharaReporters that the military is in receipt of an audio recording in which Shekau claimed responsibility for the deadly explosions in which he also promised more attacks.
"Yes, we have the audio and I heard it," the source said. "Their leader Shekau said they did it. And that we should expect more of this."
SaharaReporters has also gathered that military officials are still silent on the number of casualties, particularly those that were killed following the bombings.
It is notable that just minutes after today's bombings, angry youths burned to the ground a building reported to be the proposed Senatorial campaign headquarters of Ali Modu Sheriff, a former governor who is seeking re-election to the Upper House in 2015.
A source told SaharaReporters the youth in Maiduguri are angry that that the Boko Haram menace took root during his tenure as governor. Mr. Sheriff was widely alleged to have looted public funds that he burnt on himself.