Suicide bombers have attacked the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) for the second time in a week. The attack comes five days after twin bomb blasts went off in the university. A security guard was killed while a soldier was injured in that attack.
Two bomb explosions rocked the university premises on Thursday night. The first the explosion was heard at about 11:00pm while another bomber detonated at about 12am.
Abu Hanifa Babati, the student union government president, confirmed the attacks.
The first attack, he said, “occurred around the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, after the bomber detonated the bomb before being accosted by soldiers.”
Second explosion occurred around a female hostel called BOT. Students were rattled by the explosion.
Victor Isuku, the spokesperson of the Borno police command, has also confirmed the attack on the university.
“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,” he said in a statement.
“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 near a construction site also within the proximity of the University premises, killing themselves alone. Three university security personnel reported injured.”
Isuku said the scene of the attacks have been visited by EOD personnel and that normalcy has been restored.