At least four persons died when three suicide bombers hit the city of Maiduguri on Saturday morning, a security source said.
The incidents happened at the Work department of the University of Maiduguri at about 1:06 am on Saturday morning, killing the suicide bombers who strapped IEDs to their bodies. Two university security personnel on duty were also affected, with one killed by the bombers.
“They maneuvered their way into the University premises and wreaked havoc on the University community, ” a source to Saharareporters. Two of the suicide bombers were stopped for interrogation by security men at the university as they tried sneaking into the university chapel. They detonated their explosives killing one of the security men and injuring the other. A third suicide bomber hiding nearby stormed the chapel a few minutes later, but security sources said he didn’t succeed in killing or injuring anyone.
Hauwa Babagana an undergraduate student told Saharareporters that there was panic everywhere “we heard loud explosions in just five minutes interval so there was confusion because it was in the middle of the night when everyone was busy studying.” Hauwa said.
According to the source the attacks came when the students of the institution are writing their second semester exams