Four persons, including three suicide bombers, were killed in the early hours of Saturday in another attack on the University of Maiduguri in Borno State, Channels reports.
The suicide bombers detonated their explosives around 1 a.m. after security officials stopped them for questioning as they were trying to gain access to the university.
One of the two security officers, who stopped them, was killed in the blast, which also affected a church in the institution.
The Information Officer, North East, of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Abdul Ibrahim, confirmed the attack and the death of the security officer.
He said another security officer who was injured in the attack is receiving treatment at the university’s teaching hospital.
“At 1:10 a.m., three suicide bombers, two men and a woman attempted to gain access to the University of Maiduguri, but were sighted by the university security who stopped them for interrogation.
“While interrogating them, the two suicide bombers detonated their explosives devices which injured one of the securities and killed another.
“The third suicide bomber hid close to the vicinity of a church in the university later detonated her explosive which affected the structure of the church with no casualty.
“The injured was taken UMTH after administration of first aid while the corpses were deposited at Borno specialist hospital by the NEMA ERT team.”
This latest attack is the latest in the series of attacks by suicide bombers on Borno communities and also the third attack on the Maiduguri university in 2017.
It would be recalled that twin bomb explosions rocked the University of Maiduguri in January. The bomb blast went off at around 6:30 am at the mosque of the University when students and staff were observing their early morning prayer.
The blasts claimed the lives of a Professor and two others while thirteen others were rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
The suicide attacks by suspected members of the Boko Haram have occurred despite the terror group losing most of the territory it once controlled to the Nigerian military.