Three suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers were killed on Saturday morning at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) around 1:10 am when they tried to enter the institution through its main gate.
News Agency of Nigeria gathered that two of the bombers detonated their bombs during security checks at the gate killing them and a security man while the third bomber, a female who stayed close to a building near the gate also detonated hers.
Emergency workers from the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA have taken the corpses from the explosion scene to the Borno Specialist Hospital while the injured is receiving treatment at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State.
NEMA’s north-east information officer, Abdulkadir Ibrahim while confirming the incident said:
“Today at 1:10 am, three suicide bombers, two men and a woman attempted to gain access into University of Maiduguri, but were sighted by the university security that stopped them for interrogation.
“While interrogating them, the two suicide bombers detonated their explosives devices which injured one of the securities and killed another.
“The third suicide bomber hid close to the vicinity of a building in the university later detonated her explosive which affected the structure of the building with no casualty.
“The injured has been taken to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital after administering firstaid while the corpses were deposited at Borno specialist hospital,’’ Ibrahim said.
Recall that a professor of veterinary medicine Aliyu Mani and three others died on January 16 when a bomb blast occurred in a mosque within UNIMAID.
Boko Haram who recently freed 82 of the kidnapped Chibok secondary school girls abducted in April 2014, threatened to bomb Nigeria’s capital, Abuja in an online video broadcast released on Friday.
Shuaibu Moni, one the released Boko Haram leader during a prisoner swap deal for the 82 Chibok girls was reportedly seen in the video online.