Professor, 4 others killed by UNIMAID Bomber

Ebun Francis

Professor Aliyu Usman Mani, the Director of Veterinary of the University of Maiduguri and four other persons were killed today when a male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the Senior Staff Quarters of the University of Maiduguri, (UNIMAID), Borno State.

The Commissioner of Police(CP), Damian Chukwu, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Maiduguri.

According to the Commissioner, 15 persons sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to hospital.

Chukwu said, “At about 5:45 a.m. a mobile police officer who is on duty sighted a suicide bomber who was trying to scale the fence at Gate Five of the university.

” Suspicious of his movement, the mobile police officer instantly gunned him down and his bomb exploded and killed him instantly.

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“The second suicide bomber, a seven year-old detonated the second explosive at the senior staff quarters mosque in the university where a professor, and four persons were killed and 15 persons sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the hospital.”

Alhaji Satomi Ahmed, Chairman State Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji in his reaction said, ”All I can say is to appeal to the people to be vigilant and ensure proper watch because, like we have said, the insurgents are in disarray and employing any tactic to cause havoc.

“The people must be vigilant at all time,” said Satomi.