Two female suicide bombers detonated their devices near the perimeter fence of the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, after they had been prevented from gaining entrance into the University premises by security officials.
The attack on Monday morning is the second on the university this year.
Recall that a professor of Veterinary medicine was killed in January after an attack on a mosque inside the university by two female suicide bombers.
The attack also came less than 48 hours after two suicide bombers attacked Muslim worshippers at a mosque in Maiduguri in which five persons were reported injured.
Spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ibrahim Abdulkadir, confirmed the latest attack which it said happened at about 4 a.m.
He added that the two suicide bombers were the only casualties in the attack.
“Today (10/ 04/2017) around 4 am, a suicide bombing attack was foiled by security personnel around university of Maiduguri community”, Abdukadir said in a statement.
“No casualty was recorded except the two female suicide bombers who died and their remains were deposited at Borno state specialist hospital by the NEMA team and SEMA emergency response teams”.
Suicide bombings by teenage girls have become a trend for a while around Maiduguri.
The attacks are believed to be orchestrated by the Boko Haram militants whom, ironically, the Nigerian military said has been decimated and largely defeated.
Having captured the Sambisa Forest, which was the former stronghold of the terrorists, the Army said the Boko Haram had no capacity to carry out major attacks any longer.
But the spate of attacks by the group, especially using teenage females, has rather been on the increase.
Over 50 young girls are estimated to have have died trying to carry out several attacks prompted by suspected Boko Haram members.