Another suicide bomber was blown up at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) yesterday moments before he could attack a student gathering on the campus.
He was the only casualty of the attack, according to the police and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Ibrahim Mallam Abdulkadir, spokesman for NEMA in the Northeast said the explosive which the bomber strapped to his body went off while he was waiting “for the right opportunity to detonate the bomb among students.”
“Today, May 20, at some minutes past 10 am, one male adult suicide bomber hid in the bush within university community surrounding, supposedly trying to gain access into university where students are gathering,” Abdulkadir said in a statement.
“Unfortunately for him the IED exploded and killed him. No casualty was recorded. The corpse was deposited at Borno Specialist Hospital.”
The Borno State Police Command also confirmed the incident, with its spokesman, Victor Isuku saying:”Today at about 10:00hours, a lone male suicide bomber detonated explosive strapped to his body.
“The bomber had taken cover in a ditch within the neighbourhood of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) Children Secondary School, at the eastern end of the campus.
“The bomber sighted security personnel coming towards the direction of his hiding place and hurriedly detonated his explosive, killing him only.
“Police anti bomb team were promptly dispatched to the scene to sanitize and render the area safe. Normalcy has since been restored.”
Three male suspected suicide-bombers died after a failed attack at the university’s female hostel on Thursday night.