Two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers were killed on Thursday night near the University of Maiduguri in Borno state, police said on Friday. Many suicide attacks have been staged in recent months in or around the University of Maiduguri by Boko Haram, a ruthless group that believes western education is evil.
“Yesterday 6/7/2017, at about 2150hrs, two male suicide bombers were sighted and intercepted along the parapet behind the University of Maiduguri by joint security operatives deployed to the University.
“One of the suicide bomber was shot dead, while the second bomber hurriedly detonated IED strapped to his body, killing himself, to avoid being captured alive,” a police spokesman, Victor Isuku, said in a statement.
He said the command recently deployed a “full unit of PMF personnel, as well as guard and sniffer police dogs to the University, to compliment the presence of security personnel there.
“These deployments have started yielding the desired results, amongst which are, to prevent and nip in the bud any attempt by these enemies of peace to threaten the lives and safety of the University of Maiduguri community and it’s environs.
“Police EOD team were drafted to sanitize the scene and its environ, and normalcy has since been restored”.
Boko Haram has massacred tens of thousands of people in Nigeria since 2009 and displaced millions.