Friday, 7 July 2017

Suicide Bombers killed in Attack On University of Maiduguri Student Hostel

Three male suicide bombers on Friday attacked the students' hostel of the University of Maiduguri.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the attack was, however, repelled by security operatives at the University.

An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said the suicide bombers attacked the new male Hostel, Block A, of the institution.

He said the attackers entered the hostel despite the trenches dug to fortify the security of the school and that two of the bombers detonated their explosives and blew up themselves.

According to him, the third one was shot down by security men while trying to flee the scene of the attack.

“The attack came at a time when students are on vacation. Only the suicide bombers were killed, but they caused damage to the building,” the eye witness said.

A NEMA official who confirmed the incident two suicide bombers had been neutralised before they entered the university.

"Two male suicide bombers were sighted and intercepted along the parapet behind the University of Maiduguri by joint security operatives deployed to the University. 

"One of the suicide bomber was shot dead, while the second bomber hurriedly detonated IED strapped to his body, killing himself, to avoid being captured alive"

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