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Bomb explosion hits University of Maiduguri


The Eid-el-Fitri celebration at Maiduguri yesterday was supposed to leave people with good memories  but for the heartless activities of Boko Haram sect that left many in sorrow.

The University of Maiduguri on Sunday, June 25, witnessed a seven fold attacks as suicide bombers detonated their explosives at different locations including the security office where two allegedly lost their lives .

Speaking about the attack, was the Borno Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isukwu, who confirmed the incident on a WhatsApp platform managed by his office.
He advised newsmen not to speculate about the number of casualties until the information is certain.
“Let’s not speculate yet”, he cautioned reporters.

The Punch reports that 16 people, including the attackers were killed while 13 others were injured.
Boko Haram terrorists unleashed seven suicide bombers, killing 16 people -Thirteen people were injured in the multiple explosions .
Addressing a press briefing in his office on Monday,  Damien Chukwu, the police commissioner in Borno state, said: “Yesterday (Sunday) 25th June 2017 at about 2221hrs. A male suicide bomber gained entry into the premises of University of Maiduguri and detonated PBIED on his body near the Rapid Response Services Office building.
“The suicide bomber died while three University security personnel on duty were injured. “One of the injured security personnel, a female (whose identity was given as Becky Edubi), later died while being attended to at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
“In another development at about 2230hrs same night. Four (4) female suicide bombers infiltrated Zannari community in Gwange general area of Jere local government area. Two (2) of the suicide bombers detonated PBIEDs on their bodies in two residential buildings.
“The bombers died killing eight (8) other persons while eleven (11) others were injured. “The third bomber detonated killing himself alone. The fourth female suicide bomber, identity not known, who was arrested also died the same night as a result of injuries she sustained.”
Chukwu disclosed that two female suicide bombers detonated PBIEDs on their bodies within the premises of University of Maiduguri on Monday at about 4.08am.
“One detonated close to the Entrepreneurship and Skill Acquisition Centre Complex killing herself with no other casualty. “The other suicide bomber detonated behind Works Department complex also killing herself with no other casualty,” he said.
The victims of the attack have been evacuated to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital. And the tension has been calmed.
According to an eye witness, “The noise of the explosion coming from the university woke us up from the sleep around 10p.m.
“Few minutes after, the explosion spread to other parts of the town, especially around London Ciki,” Malam Usman Chiroma, a resident of Mairi near the university said.
We hope that this incessant killings of innocent lives will be brought to a stop in due time.

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