A professor and four other persons were killed on Monday when a male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the Senior Staff Quarters of the University of Maiduguri, Borno State.
The Chairman of State Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Satomi Ahmed, identified the late don as the Director of Veterinary of the University, Prof. Aliyu Usman Mani.
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 the hospital.
He said, “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.”
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.”