A seven-year-old male suicide bomber has been identified as one of those who detonated an explosives at the Senior staff quarters of the University of Maiduguri in Borno state killing a Professor, and four others.
About 17 other persons were alleged sustained various degrees of injuries were rushed to the hospital.
The incident occured near Gate 1, and Gate 5 of the same university.
Emergency workers evacuated the body of the Professor and others to the mortuary after the twin bomb-blast.
The late professor who was identified as Prof. Aliyu Usman Mani, is the Director of Veterinary of the University.
Alhaji Satomi Ahmed, the Chairman of State Emergency Management Agency and the Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, who both confirmed the incident in Maiduguri. said that 17 persons, who sustained various degrees of injuries were rushed to the hospital.
“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 17 persons sustained various degrees of injuries
Alhaji Ahmed appealed to the people to be vigilant and ensure proper watch because, the insurgents are now in disarray and employing tactic to cause havoc.
This incident happened at a time when students were writing their end of first semester exams.