Malam Usman Abbas, a younger brother to the late University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) lecturer, Prof. Aliyu Usman Mani, who was killed in last month’s suicide bomb attack at the institution, has described the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, as a “dead man waiting to go to hell.”
Usman stated this in an open letter to Shekau in Maiduguri, Borno State, Thursday.
“I listened to your audio message in which you claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb attack that killed my brother, Prof. Aliyu Usman Mani and others during subh (early morning) prayer at the University of Maiduguri Staff quarters mosque on Monday, January 16, 2017,” the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the UNIMAID lecturer’s brother as saying in the letter.
“I am addressing this letter to you and calling you ‘dead’ because your filthy, satanic, useless and lost soul is just wandering on earth waiting to get to hell where you have earned yourself permanent residency in the deepest and most painful part of it.
“Contrary to your claim in most of your video or audio messages, the innocent people you kill are better than you in the sight of both human being and Allah and you are the one that is surely going to hell.
“Your soul will never smell heaven.
“The tears I shed on the death of my brother were for my personal loss. For the deceased however, I am extremely happy because he died in a mosque, praying (in ruku’u), fasting on a Monday and was killed by your bomb.
“Given a choice, I would not mind the same type of death.
“His death was very painful but I want to assure you that you cannot stop us from going to the mosque to pray, neither can you stop us from seeking for and obtaining knowledge and education (both Islamic and western).
“We have no doubt lost a brother, father, grandfather, Professor, gentleman, pillar of support, guardian and a good man but we have gained a martyr.
“We are very proud of what Prof. Aliyu Usman Mani achieved in life and in death. We are certain he died in one of the best possible ways to exit this world and that his hereafter is even better.”