7yr old boy has been identified as one of the suicide bombers

The Borno State Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, on Monday said a 7-year-old boy was one of the suicide bombers that attacked University of Maiduguri in the early hours of today.

“At about 5:45 a.m. a mobile police officer who is 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 seven-year-old, 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.


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