Professor, 3 others confirmed dead in Maiduguri explosion

University of Maiduguri

The police in Borno State said four persons including a professor were killed and 15 others injured in the twin blasts that occurred on the campus of the University of Maiduguri.

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, also confirmed the number of deaths. The agency, however, said 17 people were injured.

The police public relations officer, Victor Isuku, a deputy superintendent of police, said in a statement that the blast occurred at about 5:15 a.m.

“At about 0515hrs of today, a police mobile force personnel on duty near gate 4 at the back of university of Maiduguri, gunned down a female suicide bomber of about 12yrs old, who was trying to infiltrate the university premises, and the IED strapped to her body exploded killing her instantly.

“Shortly after that, a second explosion occurred in a mosque inside the university. Four (4) persons including a professor and the second suicide bomber died, while fifteen(15) persons sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to UMTH”, he said.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the professor mentioned by the police is Aliyu Mani of the Department of Veterinary Medicine.

Worshippers at the mosque said Mr. Mani was inside when the explosion occurred.

‎In his statement, the spokesperson of NEMA, Sani Datti, also spoke on the blasts.

“One of the suicide bombers detonated his explosion at a Mosque near Gate 1 when people were observing their early morning prayer, the second one occurred around Gate 5 of the University.

“Rescue and security officials were at scene and seventeen injured victims were evacuated to hospital.

“Two persons and two suicide bombers confirmed dead (total of four) at the time of response,” Mr. Datti said.

Monday’s explosion in the university is the first major attack on the university campus by suspected Boko Haram members whose insurgency have caused about 20,000 deaths since 2009.


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  • 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?

    • M.C Kalu

      DEAR EDITOR,

      Is Premium Times telling the truth today?

      I cannot believe what Premium Times is saying
      because I believe Lai Muhammed that there is nothing called Boko Haram in
      Nigeria again. There is no Boko Haram again in Nigeria, please! Premium Times maybe heard
      ordinary knockout banger they are saying it is Boko Haram. There is no Boko Haram again in
      Nigeria. Sai Baba has finished killing Boko Haram since 20th of December last year.

      How can Premium Times be deceiving people that Boko Haram has woken up
      from the grave to start killing people. Is Boko Haram another Jesus Christ?
      Premium Times should think very well before they write anything. President
      Buhari told the whole world that he has killed anything called Boko Haram.
      Lai Muhammed now told us that all the way to Banki town and Central Africa
      Republique too, Nigerian soldiers are in total control. It is not possible to
      see any Boko Haram forever.

  • AryLoyds

    When boko haram muslim sponsors start killing their own kinsmen , even profs
    at that , then i think the chickens have long arrived and started roasting
    ! Prof may your soul rest in peace , unfortunately education is a sin
    in Borno!

    • Julius

      They have been doing that from day 1. Remember that they started by killing those they said weren’t muslim enough. Evil is evil, period.

      • AryLoyds

        Yes you have a point anybody that does not support the sponsors and the movement will be killed just like this prof , and so many others. Its sad to see AREWA self destruct.

        • Julius

          Yepper ! Its so sad. May God help us.

          • Shorty & Sharpy

            @aryloyds:disqus

            MUHAMADU BUHARI IS A LET-DOWN BEFORE GOD AND MAN; A DISGRACE TO THE BLACK RACE; A CANCEROUS EXCRESCENCE ON THE BODY POLITY – A BLOODY GENOCIDAL ASSAULT ON HUMAN CIVILIZATION.

          • Julius

            You are a mentally unstable moron ! What has Buhari got to do with the topic ? Cowards like you are a disgrace to your family and your tribe. Hatred will surely kill you incrementally !

          • Shorty & Sharpy

            @Julius11:disqus

            Sorry O! I didn’t know Buhari has nothing to do with Boko Haram killings of Nigerians.

            Please remind me of the president and commander-in-chief of armed forces in Nigeria.

            The person’s name is always escaping me somehow. I always mistake the name for Buhari.

          • Julius

            Did you even read what we were responding to ?. Start from there.

          • Otile

            How can hatred kill you incrementally? It like saying that Imam Shekau was killed severally. You Muslims are something else.

          • Julius

            Fagot, there you go again. I hate responding and living in the same country with a perverted cannibals like you. Moron, keep changing names to post garbage. Worthless piece of shit you, “You muslims ” Hate them as much as you want while calling your miserable life religion. How can a homo like you be religious ? I’ll let you deal with that with your God !

          • Otile

            Why do you Muslims resort to foul language and insults to divert attention when challenged? Drop taquiyya, drop insults maybe you will make a little sense.

          • Otile

            It good to know that your real name is Abdul. All along everybody knows that your moniker Julius does not sound right. Utangirma Allah.

          • Julius

            Lmaooooooooo, retard, you changing name to respond to yourself .amdh !

          • Otile

            Nobody believes you, al-Taquiyya man.

      • emmanuel

        Abdul you are a serial liar. BH only kill uncooperative muslims. The area in Bornu where your people killed most is the Chibok and indigenous people of the Northeast reside.
        Jus keep quiet and bear your proper name.
        Are you so ashamed of your religion to continue using Julius as a monker?
        Modu Sheri’s Cousin and younger brother were killed to avenge the founders death. Any Muslim killed by BH was a victim of circumstance which included being at the wrong place at the wrong time or those who refued to continue with their regular donation to the cause of BH

        • Julius

          You should be banned from being in the mix of civilized people. You keep changing names but, spewing the same nonsense, posting some gibberish comments, In your deluded household a Julius is a moslem..abi. My people never kill anyone on the other hands those Northerners slaughtered your parents, sisters and brothers. What did you do about it ? Nada.gtfo. Keep trollin ,mofo !

  • IDENTITIES 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 real IDENTITIES of terrorists and suicide bombers in Northern Nigeria never know or sought by journalists and politicians?

    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?

  • Julius

    There is so much evil in this world. Killing people inside churches and mosque ? Its evil. May their souls rest in peace !

    • Otile

      Now that a mosque is gone you’re talking. Asalam alekun.

  • Curious

    …you know they have not been killing people these days…they simply tell their Northern muslim brothers in the Nigerian Army that they will strike and the soldiers shoot at them BEFORE they detonate the bombs. So people were getting to understand the pattern and suspect foul play …and people started complaining and talking…so they quickly moved and changed tactics, hence this killing of a university teacher. Its just planned work…the way they arranged Azazi and Kaduna Governor and made it look like an accident because the Pilot also died. Its all ‘arrangee’ work by the power drunk politicians who not only stop at paying monthly salaries to the Kaduna wing of Islamic terrorists

    • blueeyedkitten

      what an id!otic comment!

    • emmanuel

      101% correct.
      In the last two weeks, they kept shooting suicide bombers before they detonate. Tell me if they had talisman to determine who the bombers were. You have helped me dot the i and cross the t now.
      Arrangees doing their jobs
      On Yakowa and Azazi only Nigeria mumus believed that was an accident. The Pilot went on suicide missions for his principals, using religion to hoodwink him.
      Those who swore that Kaduna would never be ruled by a Christian carried their threat to the later.

    • Ali mubi

      May God deliver and help you.That is if you have any religion.

  • emmanuel

    Buharis rash leadership is plunging Nigeria back to the early stage of Boko Haram. What the last Government did was to drive BH into the forest and began a clinical clean up.
    Just like TSA, Buhari and his men jumped into dislodging them, without close netted cordoned to gag them. It is a shame, that we heard the military say, BH insurgents escaped from them using women and Children and body shield and they have now entered into town and spreading back to Abuja again.
    Meanwhile, Buhari has freed over 2,000 of them since he took over. Nigerians should therefore pray very hard to avert another round of dispersed BH bombings.
    I did hear in one of the Military press conferences that much of the forest is yet to be reached and that once they captured Ground zero, the war was over.
    The cost of deceit is sometime higher that what is to be achieved by such acts.
    What the APC refused to tell Nigeria between 2013 and 2015 when they took over that the cost of sustaining soldiers at the BH battle daily was killing Nigeria, rather they sold dummy that all our monies were stolen is hurting them today.
    The cost os sustaining the war is draining our resources, because some maggots wanted power.
    Not that they have the power, the centre is no more held together, because the Boys from Mali, Chad, Niger, Senegal who got some stipends from doing Boko Haram have no were to go now, so would rather the war continue.
    Justice is now being served by nature.

    • Oladele

      stop rewriting history. What the last government did was to lose 14 Local government areas handing over to PMB 760 of the 774 LGs in Nigeria. That is widely known and attested to by the UNO. Now Boko-Haram no longer holds any LG and Nigeria is back to 774 LGAs. Please stick to facts sir.

      • Pete

        Who is Boko Haram? Name a member who has been prosecuted. Give me the name of one, just one suicide bomber that the Nigerian govt has ever released his/her name? Only in Nigeria do you have nameless suicide bombers and Islamic terrorists. They are simply “suicide bombers” and that’s all. This is no country.

        • share Idea

          Do you mind the APC e-rat. Buhari government is busy releasing all detained BH members and someone is here telling us rubbish.

      • No-Comment

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        In the President, who made promises of alleviating poverty during campaign but rather
        exacerbates the level of hunger in the land, the man died. In the President who
        promised to declare his assets but goes to odious lengths to explain why he
        could not do it any longer, the man died. In the President who promised
        to reduce the cost of petrol but ended up increasing it astronomically,
        the man died. In the President who promised to increase the
        value of our Naira but rather devalued it beyond recognition,
        the man died”.

        ……………….Remi Oyeyemi

        (January 3rd, 2017)

  • Anonymous & Afraid

    I want to use your newspaper to appeal to Boko Haram. I am not in APC. I am not a Buhari supporter.
    I live with my wife and three children here in Ikorodu. Please don’t bomb me. My house is white in colour.
    It is one-storey building on Olopada street, near the market, on the right side. Don’t bomb my house please!
    The newspapers have told us that Boko Haram has come to Ikorodu. Since that time we are living in fear here.
    Boko Haram should leave Ikorodu and go to another place. Boko Haram can go to Abuja to see people to bomb.
    We are just managing ourselves in Ikorodu. We don’t need bombs here. The Senators and Ministers don’t live here.

    • SHAME on you

      Can’t you see how deep rooted the spirit of “General” Oladipo Diya has taken hold in your life? You are a typical example of the cowardice we refer to about you people. You are irredeemable considering your mindset and that you could even spend time to type the nonsense above. I have no choice to advice you to do a video and cry like Oladipo Diya did before a fellow Hausa and Fulani soldier – Abacha just because he was afraid to die. Honestly I don’t know how God placed that cowardly spirit inside your people. Mtew!!!

  • Stellla Maris

    …Is Liar Mohammed dead or alive?

    …But come to think of it, shouldn’t a Boko haram who says it wishes to establish a separate Islamic state be targeting the National Assemly, Senate and homes of State Governors and Local government Chairmen and other politicians like Nduumeme, Dongarat, Sanrankit etc? Why a University? Common! There is something fishy here.

  • Otile

    Is it not today at the same time that Buratai wanted Bring Our Girls Back group to tour the zone starting from the University?

  • thusspokez

    WHERE IS THE SSS [aka DSS]?

    This is a question Nigerians want answer to.The SSS was created by Act of Parliament and put in charge (among other things) of: “the prevention and detection within Nigeria of any crime against the internal security [e.g., terrorism] of Nigeria”, Bombs seems to be going off everywhere.

    So which organisation is now in charge of carrying out the above responsibility after the SSS had abandoned it; and started impersonating EFCC and Nigerian police officers, and raiding private homes which SSS operatives believe would have stack of cash.

  • thusspokez

    BTW Could someone tell me how, in case of fire breakout on campus, fire engine with ladders could get through the University of Maiduguri low entrance gate? That at mediocre Nigerian architecture for you!

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