Friday, September 23, 2016 9:59 pm
As University of Ibadan, UI, is celebrating its ranking among top 1000 in the world, an unknown Islamic group, al-wilayat al-Islamiyya Gharb Afriqiyyah is allegedly planning to bomb the institution.
Some members of staff and students claimed they received a message on and on social media platforms on Friday in which the group threaten to bomb the institution.
The crime of the premier institution targeted for bombing on or before October 1,2016 is that it is spreading western education.
The mail reads: “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”.
Findings revealed that while some of the staffs got the warning threat through their institutional e-mail addresses, others were copied through social platforms such as Whatsapp.
According to the mail, the group described the University as an embarrassment to Nigeria for bringing western education.
It was observed that security arrangement was strengthened at the school gates with scanning devices deployed while stop and search was conducted on everyone entering the school, leading to a gridlock.
However, the institution’s Director of Communication, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, dismissed the threat, disclosing that it was the handiwork of mischievous individuals who wanted to cause commotion in the school.
Speaking on the alleged threat, Oladejo said like others, he also received the letter, while saying that it had not affected the peace of the school.
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.”