Professor, Four Others Feared Dead In University of Maiduguri Bombing

By Ikenga Chronicles January 16, 2017

Professor, Four Others Feared Dead In University of Maiduguri Bombing

A renowned Professor and Director of Veterinary, Professor Aliyu Usman is feared dead on Monday morning at the Senior Staff Quarters of the University of Maiduguri, Borno State.

Satomi Ahmed, the Chairman of State Emergency Management Agency and the Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Maiduguri.

Chukwu said that 15 persons who sustained various degrees of injuries, were rushed to hospital.

He said: “At about 5:45am, a Mobile Police Officer, who was on duty, sighted a suicide bomber who was trying to scale the fence at Gate Five of the university.”

“Suspicious of his movement, the Mobile Police Officer instantly gunned him down and his bomb exploded and killed him instantly.”

“The second suicide bomber, a seven-year-old, detonated the second explosive at the Senior Staff Quarters Mosque in the university, where a professor and four persons were killed and 15 persons sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the hospital.”

Ahmed said: “All I can say is to appeal to the people to be vigilant and ensure proper watch because, like we have said, the insurgents are in disarray and employing any tactic to cause havoc.”

“The people must be vigilant at all time.”

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