NORTH EAST | Three suicide bombers killed in failed UNIMAID attack

Three suicide bombers were blown up by their deadly devices on Thursday night while attempting to attack a female hostel at the University of Maiduguri, Borno State.

At least two bombs exploded during the attack.

One of the three suicide-bombers carried an AK 47 rifle, according to eyewitnesses.

A student leader in the university, Abu Hanifa Babati, said one of the explosions occurred around a female hostel, BOT Hostel.

He said another explosion occurred close to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

The Head of Media and Public Relations of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Sani Datti, said the university’s security officers and vigilance group members intercepted the suicide bombers before they could enter the campus.

Two security personnel of the university and two vigilance group members were injured by the explosives.

The remains of the three suicide bombers were evacuated to the Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri.

Datti said the incident occurred as the new Director-General of NEMA, Mr. Mustapaha Maihaja, commenced a visit to Maiduguri to meet with Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

He said Maihaja would also be meeting with leaders and stakeholders in the states to discuss humanitarian needs of the IDPs.

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