2 suicide bombers shot dead at University of Maiduguri
(file photo) Remains of a suicide bomber being evacuated
The Borno State Police Command said two male suicide bombers were sighted and intercepted along the parapet behind the University of Maiduguri by joint security operatives deployed to the University on Thursday evening.
Victor Isuku, spokesperson for the command said in a statement on Friday that one of the suicide bombers was shot dead, while the second bomber hurriedly detonated IED strapped to his body, killing himself, to avoid being captured alive.
The Police spokesperson also announced that the command recently deployed a full unit of Police Mobile Force personnel, as well as guard and sniffer police dogs to the University which has come under repeated attacks of suicide bombers in the past one year.
According to him, the deployments were meant to compliment the presence of security personnel there.
“These deployments have started yielding the desired results, amongst which are, to prevent and nip in the bud any attempt by these enemies of peace to threaten the lives and safety of the University of Maiduguri community and its environs,” Isuku added.