Tragedy averted as 3 suicide bombers die in failed attack at varsity

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja

Three Suicide bombers have been confirmed dead in the early hours of Friday in Maiduguri, Borno while attempting to enter some locations in the University of Maiduguri.

Head of Media and Public Relations of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Sani Datti, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

In the statement obtained by NAIJAOXYGEN, Datti said that the vigilant University’s Security and Vigilantes group intercepted the suicide bombers before they could gain entry into the University premises.

He explained that immediately the suicide bombers detonated their explosives strapped on them, it led to injury of the two University’s security officers and two vigilantes.

Datti said that the incidence occurred when the new Director-General of NEMA, Mr Mustapaha Maihaja is on a two-day visit to Maiduguri to meet with the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

He said Maihaja would also be meeting with leaders and stakeholders in the states to discuss ways forward in responding to humanitarian needs of the affected persons.

He said that the remains of the three suicide bombers were evacuated to the Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri.

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