Two lives have been reportedly lost as suicide bombers showcased their talent last night in the University of Maidugiri (UNIMAID) the suicide bombers ...
Two lives have been reportedly lost as suicide bombers showcased their talent last night in the University of Maidugiri (UNIMAID) the suicide bombers detonated their bombs in different strategic corners of the Uni including the security department. Which resulted in the loss of two lives.
The Borno state Public Relations Agent confirmed the news in the early hours of today. Victor Isukwu confirmed the news via a whatsap chat around 12midnight in the group chat managed by his office but full details of casualties was not give.
“Let’s not speculate yet”,
“At Unimaid only one male suicide bomber died; three university security personnel injured among which one later died.”
Danjuma Gambo, the Mass communication professor and alao the spikes man of the University (Unimaid) confirmed in a BBC Hausa broadcast early this morning that three suicide attacks took place in the university last night.
Residents of Maiduguri who celebrated a hitch-free Sallah could not go to sleep on Sunday night as sounds of bombings and shootings rented most part of the night and early hours of the dawn.
The city vibrated with the first blast, which occurred at about 10:15 p.m. Immediately after it was confirmed that it was from the university campus, another explosion occurred at exactly 11 p.m.
It has not been confirmed if the second blast which seemed bigger recorded any casualty, but it was followed by hours of shootings and sounds of military vehicular movements.
The university has become one of the major targets of the Boko Haram since it came under its first direct attack on January 16.
About four suicide attacks have been executed within and around the university since then.
One of the attacks led to the death of a renowned professor of veterinary medicine, who died alongside few others during the first attack.
The University of Maiduguri lies at the outskirts of the host city along the route that leads to Bama from Maiduguri.
The institution is about 45km from Kawuri town where the official entrance gate to Sambisa forest is located.
Aside the brick perimeter fence on the front side of the university, there has been no serious barrier at the back, which appears to have provided an entry point for the insurgents.
Source: Premium Times