UNIMAID Under Multiple Attacks

For the umpteenth time, the University of Maiduguri on Sunday night was siege as Boko Haram terrorists launched multiple suicide attacks from different fronts.

Reports have it that  the school came under attacks at different locations including the security office where two lives were reportedly lost.

The Borno Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isukwu, had, at about 12 midnight, confirmed the incident on a WhatsApp platform managed by his office, without much details.

He wrote, “Let’s not speculate yet.

“At Unimaid only one male suicide bomber died; three university security personnel injured among which one later died.”

Prof. Danjuma Gambo, the spokesperson of the institution, confirmed in a BBC Hausa broadcast early on Monday that three suicide attacks took place in the university last night.

Residents of Maiduguri who celebrated a hitch-free Sallah could not go to sleep on Sunday night as sounds of bombings and shootings shattered what was supposed to be a peaceful night.

The city vibrated with the first blast, which occurred at about 10:15 p.m. Immediately after it was confirmed that it was from the university campus, another explosion occurred at exactly 11 p.m.

It has not been confirmed if the second blast which seemed bigger recorded any casualty, but it was followed by hours of shootings and sounds of military vehicular movements.

The military is yet to officially respond to the attacks.

 

 

Author: News Editor

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