Boko Haram Attack on University of Maiduguri Fails

ICC Note:

Boko Haram conducted another attack on the University of Maiduguri on Friday July 7, 2017. The university has been a regular place for the terrorist organization to attack. Recently the school laid out plans to increase security and even built trenches around the perimeter to make entry hard for attackers. Thankfully this attack took place during a period while the students were away on vacation. No students were killed, but the three suicide bombers all died. They also did some damage to the buildings that they were targeting.

 

2017-07-08 Nigeria (Pulse) Three male suicide bombers on Friday attacked the students’ hostel of the University of Maiduguri.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the attack was, however, repelled by security operatives at the University.

An eye witness, who pleaded anonymity, said the suicide bombers attacked the new male hostel block (A) of the institution.

He said the attackers entered the hostel in spite of the trenches dug to fortify the security of the school.

He said two of the bombers detonated their explosives and blew up themselves.

According to him, the third one was shot down by security men while trying to flee the scene of the attack.

"The attack came at a time when students are on vacation. Only the suicide bombers were killed but they caused damage to the building," he eye witness said.

The Public Relations Officer of the Borno Police Command,ASP Victor Isuzu, confirmed the incident.

 

 

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