Maiduguri Bombing Update 3 suicide bombers dead, 3 others injured in UNIMAID attack

Three security officers at the university were also injured in the attack which occurred on Thursday, May 18.

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Car burns following a bomb blast in Abuja on 1 May 2014 play

Car burns following a bomb blast in Abuja on 1 May 2014

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Three suicide bombers have died in Borno state following a failed attack on the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID).

Three security officers at the university were also injured in the attack which occurred on Thursday, May 18.

This was disclosed by police spokesman in Borno, DSP Victor Isuku via a statement on Friday, May 19.

“At about 2350hrs, three male suicide bombers with IEDs strapped to their bodies, gained entry into the premises of university of Maiduguri. In an attempt to enter the female hostels, they were intercepted by security operatives,” the statement read.

“Three university security personnel reported injured. Scene visited by EOD personnel and normalcy restored,” it added.

The attack comes about two days after a female suicide bomber attacked a military checkpoint in the Konduga area of the state.

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Two soldiers at the checkpoint were injured in the attack and eventually died of their injuries on Thursday, May 18.

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