Suicide bomb attack on University of Maiduguri uncovered by troops

A joint Special Forces troop of the Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Army, on Sunday night, disrupted plans by Boko Haram terrorists to carry out another suicide bomb attack at the University of Maiduguri, Borno State.

This was confirmed in a statement by the Nigerian Air Force's Director of Public Relations and Information, AVM
Olatokunbo Adesanya, on Monday in Abuja.

“The BHT suicide bombers tried to gain access into the University but were quickly detected by the NAF Special Forces. Meanwhile, the vest on one of the suicide bombers detonated before they could gain access into the hostel, leading to a commotion."

“However, there was no reported fatality except for the suicide bomber, whose counterparts immediately fled, when the NAF Special Forces and the NA troops opened fire on them."

“The NAF Agusta Light Utility Helicopter then went in pursuit of the fleeing BHTs, following which an additional suicide bomber was identified and neutralized,” he said.

He added that a search for the fleeing members of the group by the NAF Agusta LUH was ongoing.

“Members of the populace, especially around the University premises are, therefore, requested to be very vigilant,” the NAF spokesman said.

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