The attack carried out by a 7-year old suicide bomber killed a university professor and 3 others. Security forces said they foiled a third attack near the university by killing another suicide bomber strapped with a suicide vest.
Shekau released an audio in Hausa last night claiming they carried out the attack because the university was mixing "Islam with democracy."
He said "we carried out the University of Maiduguri Bomb at the mosque.
"We did it because they are mixing Islam with democracy."
"We carried out the attack in the morning and I am speaking to you this evening."
"Here in Maiduguri and you will see more of this attacks."