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In oyo Suspected terrorist group threatens to bomb UI before independence day

The group issued a warning to the institution informing it of an intention to blow up the school before independence day celebration.

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A suspected Islamist sect named al-wilayat al-Islamiyya Gharb Afriqiyyah, has threatened to detonate bombs at the University of Ibadan before the commemoration of Nigeria's independence.

In a letter written to the university, the group accused the institution of bringing about doom to the country through the introduction of western education.

“You people are an embarrassment to Nigeria and are the people that brought in western education to Nigeria."

"You doomed this nation and in turn you all are going to be doomed."

"Most of you are going to die before Independence Day. You will not spend the Independence Day in peace, you and your students."

“Detonation will start going from tomorrow till Independence Day and there is nothing you can do as we are among you."

"Even your little searches at the gate won’t do anything. By the time we are through with you, your government will be sorry.”

Olatunji Oladejo, the Director of Communication of UNIBADAN dismissed the threat as the activities of mischievous people.

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He said, “I also got it. Anyone could instigate such thing. Some people could be mischievous."

"Our international students are having their carnival on the campus and everywhere is peaceful."

"I attribute it to the handiwork of mischievous individuals and vehemently deny any commotion.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed reports of the threat.

“We have received the information. The state Commissioner of Police, Samuel Adegbuyi, working in concert with the other security agencies, has put in place all necessary security arrangement to forestall such an ugly incident."

“We have deployed our intelligence officers to provide adequate security in the school."

"As it is, it is still a rumour but we don’t want to take things for granted and because of this, we have provided adequate security, not only for the school, but for the people of the state."

“We enjoin members of the public to go about their lawful businesses and to be law-abiding."

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