Two suicide bombers were killed Thursday behind the University of Maiduguri campus in Borno State, the State Command of Nigeria Police Force said in a statement.
Police PRO, Borno State, Victor Isuku, said in a statement Friday “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.
The police disclosed that, 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 environs, and normalcy has since been restored,” the statement said.