The Nigerian Police, Borno State Command said that two male suicide bombers were at 9.50pm on Thursday, sighted and intercepted along the parapet behind the University of Maiduguri by joint security operatives deployed to the University.
The Borno Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Victor Isuku, said “one of the suicide bomber was shot dead, while the second bomber hurriedly detonated IED strapped to his body, killing himself, to avoid being captured alive”.
“It will interest you to know that, the command recently deployed a full unit of PMF personnel, as well as guard and sniffer police dogs to the University, to compliment the presence of security personnel there”.
Isuku said these deployments have started yielding the desired results, amongst which are, to prevent and nip in the bud any attempt by these enemies of peace to threaten the lives and safety of the University of Maiduguri community and its environs.
He also said that Police EOD team were drafted to sanitize the scene and it’s environ, and normalcy has since been restored