AHMED MARI, Maiduguri
Barely six days after multiple suicides attack rocked University of Maiduguri, another attempted suicide attack suspected to be carried out by three male Boko Haram terrorists was on Friday foiled when they attempted to enter female Hostel of the University but were intercepted.
A security man of the University, who did not want his name in print, said the three male suicide bombers with Improvised Explosive Device strapped on their bodies were intercepted and they blew off themselves injuring three security men of the University.
Confirming the attack, Borno State Police Command, Public Relations Officer, DSP Victor Isuku said “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 contraction site also within the proximity of the University premises, killing themselves alone,” the statement added.
He stated that unfortunately, three university security personnel reported injured. Scene visited by EOD personnel and normalcy restored.
It would be recalled that last Saturday there was a similar attempted suicide attack on the University which delayed the Unified Tertiary Institution Matriculation Examination (UTIME) centre of the university.
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