3 suicide bombers attacks UNIMAID

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


An eye witness , 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 .

He said 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 .

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“ 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 .

The Public Relations Officer of the

Borno Police Command , ASP Victor

Isuzu, confirmed the incident.

Isuzu, however, said the command had

neutralised two suicide bombers

before they entered the university.

He said security men shot dead the

bombers before they crossed the

university’s fence.

He said the command had deployed

additional personnel to beef up

security at the institution .(NAN )

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