During the operations “troops recovered 3 AK 47 and 1 pump action riffles, assorted riffle magazines and 306 rounds of ammunition, tool box, deep freezer and a Toyota gun truck.”
The incident, the third in less than two weeks, has increased fears in the school environment with students and staff members expressing worry over the frequency of the attacks.
Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade Nigerian Army, has rescued 998 Boko Haam captives from Ndufu, Muktu and Muzuri villages in Ngala, Borno State after engaging the terrorists in a fierce gun battle.
Two bomb explosions were reported at the university premises; the first at about 11pm on Thursday and the second at about 12 am Friday.
The state Police spokesman, Victor Isuku, said in a statement that a female suicide bomber, detonated an explosive strapped on her at a military checkpoint just in front of an internally displaced persons camp.
Although the Nigerian government has denied it, reliable military intelligence sources told icirnigeria.org that 80 Boko Haram fighters and five commanders were released in exchange for the 82 girls released by the insurgency group last week.
The Nigerian army has urged the general public to disregard the recent videos released by the Boko Haram terrorist group in which it threatened to carry out more attacks even in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
This comes as the Boko Haram terrorist group threatened renewed war with the federal government in a new video which was released on the internet.
A psychologist, Fatima Akilu, who has been involved in deradicalisation programmes for Boko Haram militants and women abducted by them, said some of the girls may have developed what she referred to as ‘Stockholm syndrome’ and chose to remain with their captors.
The Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the PDP had released a statement on Sunday saying that the decision to release Boko Haram fighters in exchange for the kidnapped girls was a bad idea.