Boko Haram: Professor, 2 others killed, as bomb blasts rock University of Maiduguri

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Scores are feared dead as bomb explosions hit Maiduguri, Borno State this Monday morning.

 

DAILY POST learnt that the first incident occurred at the mosque of the University of Maiduguri during the fajir prayer at about 6.30am.

Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu has mobilised bomb squad to the scene of the early morning suicide bomb attacks.

It was gathered that a Professor and two others were killed in the blast, while thirteen others were said to have been rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

Pic.1. Scene of a Bomb Blast on Monday (16/1/17) where a professor and four other persons were killed when a seven-year-old male suicide bomber detonated his explosive at the senior staff quarters of the University of Maiduguri in Borno. 15 persons who sustained various degrees of injuries have been rushed to the hospital. 00476/16/1/2017/Hamza Suleiman/BJO/NAN

Pic.1. Scene of a Bomb Blast on Monday (16/1/17) where a professor and four other persons were killed when a seven-year-old male suicide bomber detonated his explosive at the senior staff quarters of the University of Maiduguri in Borno. 15 persons who sustained various degrees of injuries have been rushed to the hospital.
00476/16/1/2017/Hamza Suleiman/BJO/NAN

"This is the first time they succeeded in causing serious damage on the University and I believe, this is due to laxity on the part of the security in the University", one of the lecturers at the University said.
He said five people, including another lecturer, who were said to have been rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching hospital this morning are in critical condition. The suicide bomber whose bomb killed the professors and others was said to be 7 years of age.
‎The first suicide bomb attack occurred at the gate one mosque, while another went off at the entrance to gate five while Muslim faithful were going for the early morning prayers.
DAILY POST learnt that rumour of bomb attack has been going on for a long time, prompting the mobilization of security at gate one and two of the University.
‎Several times, the Boko Haram terrorists have made attempts to attack the University, but the military repelled them.

 

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