Suicide Bombers Hit University Of Maiduguri Again

Emergency workers working on Friday at the scene of suicide attack at University of Maiduguri
Emergency workers working on Friday at the scene of suicide attack at University of Maiduguri

There has been another suicide bomb attack on the University of Maiduguri, the second time this week.

Two bomb explosions were reported at the university premises; the first at about 11 pm on Thursday and the second at about 12 am Friday.

The University’s Student Union Government, SUG, President Abu Hanifa Babati, confirmed the attacks, saying one of the attacks “occurred around the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, after the bomber detonated the bomb before being accosted by soldiers.”

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He said the second explosion occurred around a female hostel called BOT.

Spokesperson of the Borno police command, Victor Isuku, also confirmed the attack via a statement on Friday.

“On 18/5/2017 at about 2350hrs, three male suicide bombers with IEDs strapped to their bodies, gained entry into the premises of university of Maiduguri,” the statement read.

“In an attempt to enter the female hostels, they were intercepted by security operatives. One of the bombers hurriedly detonated his IED vest, killing himself instantly.

“The other two bombers detonated theirs near a construction site also within the proximity of the University premises, killing themselves alone.

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“Three university security personnel were reported injured.”

Isuku said the scene of the attacks has been visited by EOD personnel and that normalcy has been restored.

It would be recalled that a similar attack occurred in the same university five days ago in which a security guard was killed and a soldier was injured.

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