Two bomb explosions on Thursday night rocked the University of Maiduguri, Borno State.
President of the Students’ Union Government of the institution, Abu Babati said the first one went off at about 10.50pm on Thursday while the second one went off, two hours later, about 12 am on Friday.
According to him, the first explosion occurred around the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, while the second explosion was around BOT Hostel, which is a female hostel.
One of the students of the institution, Yusuf Ibrahim, said that a university security man attached to the female hostel was lying lifeless after the explosion by a female suicide bomber at the hostel.
In a statement released by the Borno state police public relations officer, Victor Isuku, the suicide bombers tried gaining entrance into the female hostel of the school when they were killed at about 11.50pm.
"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. Three university security personnel reported injured. Scene visited by EOD personnel and normalcy restored".
The statement added that one of the bombers hurriedly detonated his IED vest, killing himself instantly. The other two bombers detonated theirs near a construction site also within the proximity of the University premises, killing themselves alone.
Recall that twin bomb blast went off in the university last week, killing two soldiers and two university security men.