The Borno state police Command on Saturday confirmed the twin suicide attacks that shook the premises of University of Maiduguri. The incidents which occurred simultaneously at about 1:30am in the night is coming barely few hours when thousands of Candidates were billed to write their 2017 JAMB in the university.
Likewise, the attacks took place few hours to the time when dignitaries including the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and top government officials were expected to grace the wedding Fatiha of a daughter of Senator Abubakar Kyari (Borno North) in Maiduguri. The university which is situated at the outskirt of the metropolis had witnessed several suicide attacks.
According to Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuku, the suicide bombers hurriedly detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and a university security personnel in the process, while a soldier was reported injured in the explosion, and is currently receiving treatment at university of Maiduguri teaching hospital (UMTH).
He said “In the early hours of today, at about 0130 of 13/5/2017, three male suicide bombers, gained entry into the premises of University of Maiduguri, and advanced towards the mechanical workshop of the university. “They were intercepted by the university security personnel and soldiers on duty. In an attempt to apprehend them, the suicide bombers hurriedly detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and a university security personnel in the process.
A soldier was reported injured in the explosion, and is currently receiving treatment at university of Maiduguri teaching hospital (UMTH). “The command’s EOD teams were despatched to sanitize the scene and vicinity of the campus for general safety. While normalcy has since been restored”. Isuku stated. End

Source; Vanguard

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