Friday, 19 May 2017

Boko Haram suicide bombers attack University of Maiduguri again, leaving a guard seriously injured

The dreaded Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) at two separate points, leaving a guard in the school seriously injured.

According to Punch, the attacks were launched at the night of Thursday, May 18 and in the early hour in the morning of Friday, May 19.

The president of the student union government of the institution, Abu Babati confirmed the attack. According to him, one of the suicide bombers was stopped by a soldier positioned just about the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine… and was shot at after detonating his bomb.

Meanwhile, the other attack happened close to the BOT Hostel, a female hostel in the early hours of Friday.

A student of the institution, Yusuf Ibrahim said a security guard positioned at the hostel was seriously injured… and was left lifeless following the attack.

Recall, earlier report had it of a similar attack that happened at the University when the attacker gained entry into the university from the back gate with the aim of infiltrating the school before being shot dead by a vigilant soldier.

Mr Tanko Ahmed, who is public relations officer of the institution, also confirmed the failed attack on the school.

The spokesperson said the failed attack happened around 11pm, Sunday night, April 9. He said that, the works department where the incident occurred has been cordoned off by security agents to make the area secure.

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