The deaths of a professor and four other persons arising from the bomb blast that shook the University of Maiduguri this Monday morning have been confirmed.
Chairman of Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Satomi Ahmed identified the deceased professor as Aliyu Usman Mani, Director of Veterinary Services of the University of Maiduguri. The SEMA boss urged people in the state to be vigilant. He 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.”
Borno State Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu who confirmed the report of the attack gave account of the incident: “At about 5:45 a.m. a mobile police officer who is 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.”