The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), has denied reports that some of its students are members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
Recall that few weeks ago, some criminal minds apprehended by the Military in Borno state, had University of Maiduguri student ID cards on them. This incident fuelled speculations that some of the sect members who have carried out attacks within the school premises might just be students who hide under such circumstance to steal from their colleagues. Read here.
However in a statement released yesterday October 3rd, Prof. Danjuma Gambo, the Director, Radio and Public Relations, denied the allegation. The statement in part reads
“Such gargantuan claims; coming shortly after the recent attack on the university campus by persons suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents, are capable of misleading members of the general public, particularly parents, guardians and government institutions into unfounded conclusions about the roles of staff and students in the unfolding insurgency.
“It needs to be clarified that since the outbreak of the insurgency in 2009; the university management has never found any credible evidence implicating any of its staff or students as a collaborator or informant in the conflict, as it is being alleged online” Gambo said
Gambo added that the Borno State Police Command had officially confirmed to the university that they were investigating cult related offences against the suspects who claimed to be students of the university.