Monday, January 16, 2017

7-year-old boy identified as one of the suicide bombers that attacked UNIMAID on Monday

The Borno State's Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu,  has said that a boy aged around 7 was one of the suicide bombers that attacked University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) in the North East region of Nigeria,  in the early hours of today, January 16, 2017. 
"At about 5:45 a.m. a mobile police officer who was 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 CP said. 
"The second suicide bomber, a boy around seven years of age, 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," he added.
Professor Aliyu Usman Mani, a Director of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maiduguri was among those killed in the attack.

Monday attack is coming about four day after three female suicide bombers attacked Madagali Market, Adamawa State, also in the North Eastern Nigeria, on Friday, killing themselves and six others.

The National Emergency Management Agency confirmed that one of the female suicide bombers died with a baby strapped on her back.

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