Not less than three male suicide bombers today attacked the students’ hostel of the University of Maiduguri in Borno state
According to our campus reporter, the attack was repelled by security operatives at the University.
An eye witness, who pleaded anonymity, said the suicide bombers attacked the new male hostel block (A) of the institution.
He said the attackers entered the hostel in spite of the trenches dug to fortify the security of the school.
He said two of the bombers detonated their explosives and blew up themselves.
According to him, the third one was shot down by security men while trying to flee the scene of the attack.
“The attack came at a time when students are on vacation. Only the suicide bombers were killed but they caused damage to the building,” he eye witness said.
The Public Relations Officer of the Borno Police Command, ASP Victor Isuzu, also confirmed the incident.