Many feared dead as bomb explosion rocks University of Maiduguri

University of Maiduguri gate

Many people are feared dead after twin bomb explosions rocked the University of Maiduguri in the early hours of Monday.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it is believed to have been carried out by the Boko Haram.

Monday’s explosion is the first major onslaught on the university since the insurgency began over seven years ago.

The Borno police spokesperson, Victor Isuku, confirmed the explosions but could not provide details.

A source within the university said the first blast occurred at a mosque within the staff quarters at the time Muslim worshippers were busy concluding the early morning prayer.

The second attack was said to have happened near the university’s 5th gate usually used by pedestrians.

A female student, names withheld for security reasons, said her father was just lucky to have stepped out of the mosque before it went off.

“But many of his colleagues like Professor Mani and other senior staffers have either been killed or badly injured. When we tried going to scene of the blast, everywhere was covered with shredded human flesh and blood. Most the bodies are being taken to the Teaching hospital while others were rushed to the school clinic”.

She said soldiers have since taken over the scenes.

The police public relations officer said the commissioner of police has mobilised his officials to the university campus.

Witnesses said the mosque was completely destroyed.

Details to come later…


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  • General Sam Bockerie

    Bokoharam have been destroyed and have no capacity to carry out attacks anymore: Imam Muhammadu Buhari – 2016 RIP to the dead

  • General Sam Bockerie

    Don’t tell Buhari please, he defeated boko haram and it was celebrated in Aso Rock. Nigerians please go about your normal business as if nothing happened. Sai Baba Buhari till 2023, probably when Nigeria must have been Conquered by bh. Or may the Army go and capture Shekau Kettle and mat, because the capture of his flag and Quran is not working yet.

    • okenwa

      He is planning to go and fight jamme of gambia but could not fight shekau and boko haram.

      • TitoTX

        You and general Sam are just being mischievous, fight against BH is a guerrilla war, your opponents may be living next flat to you, there is no war front line, with this unfortunate event in Maiduguri, you guys can continue to celebrate that PMB has failed but in this same country in 2013/14, we all know what the situation was.
        Kindly hide your hatred for PMB and be reasonable please, innocent lives have been lost here and you are the few ungrateful people that have not appreciated our Army for their efforts. God bless NA.

        • okenwa

          No country will keep quiet when her citizens are being killed but look at your president who is traveling allover west africa just to remove his fellow dictator.

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  • Darlington

    God have mercy! APC keep deceiving Nigerians that Bokoharam has been defeated. Souls are perishing. Kudos PremiumTimes for continuous reportage of this story in the face of intimidation by this government of lies and propaganda.

  • Uwaoma, Chigozie

    Buhari and Buratai told the world that they have defeated Boko Haram…
    So where are the bombs coming from? Hopefully from Foreigners…
    They have successfully deceived the people to believing them only for the people to be exposed to the Boko Haram members.

    Instead of him, Buhari to focus on the problems in Nigeria, which are bigger in all measures than that in Gambia, he keeps globetrotting seeking undue and unwarranted attention…

    …my heart, however goes out to the family of the deceased but Maidugiri people, actually bargained for this when they foolishly and sheepishly voted for a dullard..

    • Abdullah Musa

      Kindly do yourself a favor, do not lose your humanity.
      No sane person condones this madness.
      Buhari is doing his best on fighting Boko Haram.
      You might not want to appreciate it, but then learn to keep quite if you cannot sympathise when tragedy occurs.

      • Uwaoma, Chigozie

        I think you need some brain. When you guys were jubilation about this Boko Haram, we were warning you guys but you thought it was a joke. Now they have been more powerful than you guys can handle, even though your Buhari and co told the world that they have defeated them (Boko Haram). I know that you are aware that Boko Haram was formed to outs the former president, now it behoves your Buhari to control them…
        Nonsense!!!

        • okenwa

          So people still remain in borno state?

        • Abdullah Musa

          It is a pity that this type of thought is the best your brain can offer you.
          Now I know Nigeria is in deep trouble.

          • Uwaoma, Chigozie

            Yes, Nigeria is in deep trouble because a certain group of religion, which I strongly believe you are one of them, thinks that it is either them or no other preside over the affairs of Nigeria. The day you and your cohorts desist from spilling blood, I bet, you will see a better Nigeria.

            More importantly, I urge you to find out from your Buhari why he has been deceiving you guys that Boko Haram has been defeated…

          • Rommel

            President Jonathan knows more about Boko Haram than Buhari,it might confuse you but it is true

          • Uwaoma, Chigozie

            Buhari and his Muslim brothers are everything aware of Boko Haram activities…
            Otherwise, prove to the world that Boko Haram is not Islamic…
            The truth remains that when you guys founded Boko Haram you thought that after outing the former president that you can control the boys, unfortunately for you guys, it is no longer attainable.. So enjoy your group…

          • Rommel

            The former national security adviser and kinsman of Jonathan Goodluck Andrew Owoye Azizi made startling revelations about the links between the PDP and Boko Haram,he was fired for this and eventually killed in helicopter crash,what more evidence do you need?

          • Uwaoma, Chigozie

            Who are terrorists in Nigeria?
            What was BUhari’s top point during his campaign?
            Convince the world that Boko Haram is not founded by Muslims?
            MEND
            and NDA as well as Niger Deltans are fighting for “resource control”;
            could you please tell the world what your Muslim/Islamic Boko Haram Are
            fighting for?
            Explain to the world why Muslims are bloodthirsty?
            Prove to the world that Boko Haram is not founded by Muslims?

          • Rommel

            I have answered your questions with verifiable facts but here you are spewing out sentiments still,we all should abhor violence and terrorism without making distinctions because lives lost are lives lost whether in the Niger delta or northeast,whether by Niger delta terrorists or Boko Haram,whether by hands of the Ijaw or Kanuri.

          • Uwaoma, Chigozie

            the truth remains that, there’s nothing more to unite Nigeria. The country which was hitherto divided along tribal sentiment is now, because of Buhari’s clear cut show of religious sentiments, divided along tribal and religious sentiments; of course to the extent that the Imans could no longer hide their love for bloodletting, which warranted another unwarranted response from some pastors.

            Whether you want to believe it or not, as far as Islams/Muslims think that it is part of their duties to kill “infidels”, my dear all these sermons from you are just waste of time.

            I maintain that Buhari and co should tell us more about Boko Haram

          • TitoTX

            Please dont waste your time responding to those goats in human skin, innocent lives have been lost here, the least you can offer is sympathy and not spewing rubbish. We know people like you and you blame others for your self inflicted problem. Musa kindly ignore him

          • Uwaoma, Chigozie

            I am sure you are enjoying yourself. Please, help your Buhari to locate the kettles, mat, pots and personal belongings of Shekarua; sure the bombs will stop. You sound like a bloodthirsty soul

      • Pius

        He really hurts when your people are killed but infidels bloods eg southern kaduna doesn’t matter eh.

        May their souls rest in peace

      • okenwa

        258 Boko haram boys just released yesterday by the army and today bomb went off. Up buhari.

      • Uwaoma, Chigozie

        I forgot; round of applauds for your Buhari and co for capturing Shekarua’s flag… A friend just urged them (Buhari and Buratai) to go and capture the kettle, mat and pot of Shekarua, maybe the boms will stop…
        you got that???

  • Akinyemi Foluso

    Killing fellow human beings to make political statement is idiocy, doing it to for religious purpose is standing the doctrines on it head. The perps are no more human beings and when caught should be treated as such.

  • Uwaoma, Chigozie

    Buhari and co should tell Nigerians how Boko Haram started in the first instance…

    • UAG

      please, former President he is in best position to answer this question and many more on the activities of BH

      • Uwaoma, Chigozie

        If you understand that Boko Haram was used by this present administration to outs the former, you will begin to reason differently…

        • Wisdom Alpha

          do not mind him…

        • TitoTX

          BH has been around long before GEJ, his ineptitude emboldened them and the consequence of stupidity is what we witnessed until PMB came in to defeat them and restricts them to few locations.

          • michro

            I see you as a headliner. Go learn about the origin of boko haram

          • TitoTX

            Founder please educate me about origin of Boko haram, you seem to be grounded on it and im willing to lean.

          • Uwaoma, Chigozie

            So you guys have the Boko Haram from the inception of Nigeria? Okay… So what have they (Boko Haram) achieved?
            What are they demanding for?
            Who founded Boko Haram?
            Under which religion is Boko Haram operating?

      • Wisdom Alpha

        What does the former president has to do about this? Is it not muslims that are these terrorist and have you forgotten the words of mr Buhari all the times he lost elections?

    • Wisdom Alpha

      Yes you are saying the very truth.

    • Rommel

      President Jonathan is better placed to answer that question because his kinsman El Hajj Asari Dokubo was there when it was formed,the Kanuri consider themselves minorities much like the Ijaw and this synergy brought them together,the Ijaw formed MEND and Boko Haram is a Kanuri outfit, PMB is Fulani so has not business with it,if you want to come into public space,better get your facts so you don’t display ignorance,when GEJ was accused of being a sponsor of the death cult,it was not without facts

      • Uwaoma, Chigozie

        I am very sure that you need wisdom. Be that as it may, tell me; which people formed Boko Haram?
        Who are terrorists in Nigeria?
        What was BUhari’s top point during his campaign?
        Convince the world that Boko Haram is not founded by Muslims?
        MEND and NDA as well as Niger Deltans are fighting for “resource control”; could you please tell the world what your Muslim/Islamic Boko Haram Are fighting for?
        Explain to the world why Muslims are bloodthirsty?
        Prove to the world that Boko Haram is not founded by Muslims?

        • Rommel

          The events surrounding the bombings on 1st October 2010 in Abuja reveals much about president Jonathan and his modus operandi,Mr Henry Okah now serving time in south African jail for terrorism revealed that president Jonathan masterminded the bombings but asked him to implicate the north.He deposed this in a sworn affidavit before a court of competent jurisdiction,what facts are bigger than this?

          • Uwaoma, Chigozie

            You are yet to answer the questions;

            Who are terrorists in Nigeria?
            What was Buhari’s top point during his campaign?
            Convince the world that Boko Haram is not founded by Muslims?
            MEND
            and NDA as well as Niger Deltans are fighting for “resource control”;
            could you please tell the world what your Muslim/Islamic Boko Haram Are
            fighting for?
            Explain to the world why Muslims are bloodthirsty?
            Prove to the world that Boko Haram is not founded by Muslims?

  • Lala Hansy

    The latest gimmick is twisting the casualty numbers but we know that souls are perishing in Boko Haram attacks. Deception!
    Who is at the receiving end? A question the masses has to answer in 2019.

    • Wisdom Alpha

      Truly!

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  • Rommel

    These are the last kicks of a dying horse

    • emmanuel

      How fuulish newsmedia have become and how fuulish they think Nigerians and the entire world have become. Hypocrites. Crooks. Religious bigots. Muslim or Islamic fanatics etc etc…that is what so many news media have become especially PT.
      Shouldn’t even the most dumb reporter or Editor be interested in knowing the name of the so called suicide bomber who was shot dead? At least we can see her face.

      Questions should be:
      1. Who is this suicide bomber?
      2. What is her family name?
      3. Which Local govt Area or state is she from
      4. Who are her parents?
      5. Which Quranic or Islamic school did she attend and who are her teachers in that Islamic school?
      6. Who are her parents?
      7. How did she get to the bomb location?
      8. Who and who did she speak to 24 or 48 hrs or the week and months before this attack?
      9. How did she get in touch with Boko haram members?
      10. Etc etc etc

      BUT alas! What we get from our demented journalists and news media is that a suicide bomber has been arrested or killed and the story ends there. No investigation by the army and no questions asked by the media. Army says it kills 200 terrorists and no news medium sees the body to independently verify. Yet they e.g., PT rush to publish. The only thing PT verifies is fraud allegation letters against PDP members and anything against other APC opposition members.

      Is this how Islamic terrorism is tackled in other countries?

      • emmanuel

        emanuel is not a brand under franchise please!

    • Otile

      Is this not what you usually say whenever your tribesmen do this kind of thing?

  • Uwaoma, Chigozie

    I think you need urgent psychiatric attention; otherwise you would have been sane enough to know that your Buhari is soiled with blood…

  • DENTITIES of Terorists PLEASE!

    .
    How fuulish newsmedia have become and how fuulish they think Nigerians and the entire world have become. Hypocrites. Crooks. Religious bigots. Muslim or Islamic fanatics etc etc…that is what so many news media have become especially PT.
    Shouldn’t even the most dumb reporter or Editor be interested in knowing the name of the so called suicide bomber who was shot dead? At least we can see her face.

    Questions should be:
    1. Who is this suicide bomber?
    2. What is her family name?
    3. Which Local govt Area or state is she from
    4. Who are her parents?
    5. Which Quranic or Islamic school did she attend and who are her teachers in that Islamic school?
    6. Who are her parents?
    7. How did she get to the bomb location?
    8. Who and who did she speak to 24 or 48 hrs or the week and months before this attack?
    9. How did she get in touch with Boko haram members?
    10. Why are the IDENTITIES of the terrorists in Nigeria never made public as it is elsewhere in the world?

    BUT alas! What we get from our demented journalists and news media is that a suicide bomber has been arrested or killed and the story ends there. No investigation by the army and no questions asked by the media. Army says it kills 200 terrorists and no news medium sees the body to independently verify. Yet they e.g., PT rush to publish. The only thing PT verifies is fraud allegation letters against PDP members and anything against other APC opposition members.

    Is this how Islamic terrorism is tackled in other countries?

  • Otile

    Thank God the women group refused the offer by Liar Mohammed to tour the zone starting from the University at the hour of the big explosion. By now Liar Mohammed would be explaining that the incident was the will of Allah.

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