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Two Boko Haram Suicide Bombers killed in Maiduguri


Two Boko Haram suicide bombers who attempted to infiltrate University of Maiduguri through the works department on Monday morning, have been killed.
The bombers were said to have tried to enter the University through the back gate with the aim of penetrating the school before vigilant security operatives detected them.
Public Relations Officer of the school, Tanko Ahmed, confirmed the botched attack on the institution.
He said the works department where the incident occurred has been cordoned off by security agents to render the area safe.
The two female suicide bombers were reported to have detonated their explosives near the perimeter fence of the University.
The bombers, who had trief to invade the university premises through the back fence, were resisted by security officials.
The attack is the second on the university this year after the first, which occurred on January 16, by three female suicide bombers.
In the first attack, two of the teenage attackers made their way into the university while one died outside the perimeter fence. A renowned Professor of Veterinary Medicine was among those killed during the January attack.
The Monday attack also came barely 48 hours after two suicide bombers attacked Muslim worshippers at a mosque in Maiduguri in which five persons were reported injured.
Confirming the latest attack, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said the attack happened at about 4 a.m.
The spokesperson of NEMA, Ibrahim Abdulkadir, had, in a brief statement issued to the press, said no person, aside the attackers were killed.
“Today around 4am, a suicide bombing attack was foiled by security personnel around university of Maiduguri community”, he said.
“No casualty was recorded except the two female suicide bombers who died and their remains were deposited at Borno state specialist hospital by the NEMA team and SEMA emergency response teams”, the statement added.

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