Suicide bombers attack female hostels at UNIMAID
…Suicide bomber hugged security man – student
Another army of suicide bombers on Friday infiltrated the University of Maiduguri campus lunching an attack on the university hostel killing two security men on guard.
More than four explosions were reported to have happened within the school campus but the one that resulted to death happened at the BOT Hostel accommodating females.
According to a student source from the hostel, two suicide bombers came into the hostels from the back gate and hugged one of the security men who tried to prevent them from gaining entrance into the main building of the hostel.
The source also added that the deafening sound from the blast caused panic among students in the hostels who scampered for safety causing stampede that led to the injury of many students.
“We heard the sound at it was so loud that many of us became confused in the hostel. Some students even fainted. Others were running and felling on others. Many have been wounded in what I can call a stampede,” the source said.
Another source from the BOT Hostel said the bomber came in and hugged the security man.
“Two of them came in through the back gate. As the security man was trying to stop them, one of the bombers rushed and hugged one of the security men and blew off with him. The other one didn’t die but he is wounded,” the source said.
The Student Union President of University of Maiduguri, Comrade Abu Hanifa Babati has also confirmed the attack on the institution.
According to him, the second one occurred around BOT Hostel which is a female hostel.
The first one occurred around the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
It will be recalled that a twin bomb blast went off in the university on the 13th of this month in which two soldiers and two university security men lost their lives alongside the male suicide bomber.
The spokesman of Borno State police command Victor Isuku said “On 18/5/2017 at about 2350hrs, three male suicide bombers with IEDs strapped to their bodies, gained entry into the premises of university of Maiduguri.
“In an attempt to enter the female hostels, they were intercepted by security operatives.
“One of the bombers hurriedly detonated his IED vest, killing himself instantly.
“The other two bombers detonated their near a construction site also within the proximity of the University premises, killing themselves alone.
Three university security personnel reported injured. Scene visited by EOD personnel and normalcy restored,” DSP Isuku said.