SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, (THEWILL) – The Borno state Police Command, has confirmed fresh suicide attacks on the University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID, barely a week after a similar incident was reported there.
The first attack was said to have occurred around the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine on Thursday, while the second bomber detonated shortly after around a female hostel in the university.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Victor Isuku, confirmed the development in a statement, disclosing that the scene of the attacks have been visited by EOD personnel and that normalcy has been restored.
The statement reads, “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.
“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 their near a contruction site also within the proximity of the University premises, killing themselves alone. Three university security personnel reported injured.”
THEWILL recalls that twin bomb explosions went off in the university about five days ago. Aside the bombers, that attack killed a security guard and injured a soldier.