By Segun Adebayo
Early Monday’s attacks on University of Maiduguri in Borno State, North-eastern Nigeria, have been described by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) as attacks carried out by satanic agents in a bid to continue terrorising the citizenry.
Three suicide bombers were reported to have sneaked into the institution earlyMonday morning and detonated Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) at three different locations, at a mosque near Gates 4 and 5 of the institution. Professor Aliyu Mani and six others, including the suicide bombers, were killed, while 15 people suffered multiple injuries.
Reacting to the Monday attacks through a statement signed by the CAN President, Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo A Ayokunle, and made available to the media, Ayokunle condemned the attacks and wondered when worshipping God has become a crime.
According to the statement, “The Christian Association of Nigeria condemns the wicked and criminal bombing of people worshipping in the mosques at the University of Maiduguri recently.
“What offence did these worshippers commit to warrant this? Only the demon possessed individuals can be behind this type of act.”
Commiserating relatives of the murdered and victims of the attacks, the CAN President prayed for divine comfort and wishing those recuperating in the hospital a quick recovery.
“The Christian Association of Nigeria commiserates with the family of the victims of the terrorist attack and prays for the comfort of the Holy Spirit for them. The Association as well prays for quick recovery for those that were injured.
“We urge the Federal Government through the law enforcement agents not to relent in going after these evil men in our midst. They are already dislodged from Sambisa forest and are scattered all around to target public places and unsuspecting people to perform their heinous enterprise.
“We urge all Nigerians to be watchful and quickly report suspicious moves and individuals to the law enforcement agents. We would soon overcome completely terrorism in Nigeria in the name of Jesus,” Ayokunle who is also the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention stated.
Meanwhile, the leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, has claimed responsibility for the attacks on University of Maiduguri.