Again, suicide bombers attack University of Maiduguri

Remains of the suicide bombers
Remains of the suicide bombers

Three suicide bombers were killed in the early hours of Saturday when they attempted to infiltrate the Department of Works of the University of Maiduguri in Borno State‎.

The incident occurred at about 1.10 a.m last night Saturday.

A security guard at the University was also killed from the explosions which occurred at about 1:10 a.m.

The corpses have being evacuated by rescuers from the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and Borno State Emergency Management Agency, BOSEMA, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.

Saturday’s attack is the latest in the series of attacks by suicide bombers on Borno communities. It also marks at least the third on the Maiduguri university in 2017 with a professor among the victims of earlier attacks.

The suicide attacks by suspected members of the Boko Haram have occurred despite the terror group losing most of the territory it once controlled to the Nigerian military.

The group recently released 82 Chibok girls from captivity, over three years after they were kidnapped from their secondary school in Chibok, Borno State. The girls were released as part of a prisoner swap that also saw the government release an undisclosed number of Boko Haram suspects.


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  • The Elder

    Premium Times Editor,

    Boko Haram killers and Buhari’s shambles

    It is somewhat true that the mostly illiterate-staffed and mediocre-driven Buhari government flatters to deceive.
    For example, after making bogus promise of free food for primary school pupils there’s nothing in the Buhari
    2016 budget for this free meal campaign pledge which could cost close to ₦250 billion a year. Ditto, there’s
    nothing in the budget for Buhari’s dole policy of ₦5,000 per month to the poorest 25 million Nigerians –
    which may separately cost ₦1.5 trillion. Nigerians feel duped by President Buhari.

    It’ll be no surprise
    if top shots of the Boko Haram militias consider Buhari’s government ‘un-Islamic’ for lies-telling
    and for ‘mass deceit’ – which may explain Boko Haram’s re-invigorated killings. Who knows?
    Nigeria itself looks set to implode under Buhari’s incompetent misrule for un-affordability.
    Inflation at 18% + 62% devaluation of the Naira last year have wreaked mass poverty.
    On top of that the country is almost mired in total darkness without electricity supply.
    Devaluation of the national currency has thus not attracted any foreign investor.

    • THE POET

      ………….He promised and vowed to make everyday like New year’s eve;…………..
      ………….. but then chose mendacity as fundamental directive of state policy………….
      …………………Buhari lied and lied about everything under Nigeria’s darkling sun……….
      ……………………and chose a visceral opponent of truthfulness as Information Minister……
      ………………………since then Nigeria has bled in tears like an abattoir of stuttering cows…….
      ………………………….and Nigeria sinks for lack of righteousness that could exalt a nation………….
      ……………………………..Babachir Lawal was outed as government’s secretary by smart journalists……
      ……………………………….who also outed Osita Aboloma as D-G Standards Organisation of Nigeria…
      ……………………………………for his wink and a handshake in letting 5 billion Naira fake tyres into Nigeria…..
      ………………………………………The two examples of Buhari’s appointees stink of corruption and frauds…..
      …………………………………………as the twin bane of a Buhari government of status quo of the same rot………….

  • Otile

    This is terrible. Has Boko Haram not warned the people to leave western education, what are they still doing in the University?