- University of Maiduguri has debunked report that the institution was attacked by terrorists on Sunday July 16
- The institution said residents enjoyed good weekend on the said day
- Publishers of the said false report have apologized according to the institution
The University of Maiduguri has debunked widely circulated news that the institution was attacked by Boko Haram insurgents on July 16.
In a press statement sighted online by Legit.ng, the institution posited that the report which claimed that bombers attacked the institution and many lives were lost in the process was nothing but a false report.
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The press release claimed that the "university campus did not come under any attack on Sunday as residents enjoyed good weekend."
The university claimed that editors of news medium who published the said false report have apologised but the report remains in circulation, hence, reason for the press release.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had contacted the institution to confirm the authenticity of the press release but as at the time of filing this report, the institution was yet to respond to the message sent to them.
Legit.ng had reported that a female bomber detonated an explosive device killing 10 worshipers who came for prayers at a mosque in Maiduguri, Borno state, on Monday morning July 17.
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The blast was confirmed by the head of the Borno state emergency agency, Ahmed Satomi, who stated that the explosion occurred at the London Ciki Area of the town.
The bombing is the latest of a series of bomb attacks carried out by suspected Boko Haram insurgents since the release of some commanders of the group in exchange for some of the kidnapped Chibok girls.
Legit.ng, recalls that at least 11 persons were killed in multiple bomb explosions on Tuesday night, July 11 in Maiduguri.
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