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Update: UNIMAD Bombing: Professor, Three Others Dead


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 (UNIMAD), Monday morning, Borno State Police Command have confirmed.
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, also confirmed the number of deaths. The agency, however, said 17 people were injured.
Twin bomb ripped through the university mosque Monday morning in a suicide attack believed to have been carried out the Boko Haram terrorist group.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuku, 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 the 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.
It was gathered that the Professor is Aliyu Mani of the Department of Veterinary Medicine.
Worshippers at the mosque said Mani was inside when the explosion occurred.
‎In his statement, the spokesperson of NEMA, Sani Datti, also confirmed the attack.
“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 the scene and 17 injured victims were evacuated to hospital.
“Two persons and two suicide bombers confirmed dead (total of four) at the time of response,” Datti said.

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